really takes you back to the time of the civil war and events surrounding it. thought the performance was good but bill fell into his tv comentator voice a few times. it was almost like he was commenting on a current event. i enjoyed the listen.
This a great read I have read many Civil War books and this is among the best. It reads like a novel and yet is filled with fascinating historical facts. I would recomend this book to anyone who has an interest in Lincoln or the Civil War.
Just wish I had had a history teacher in high school that was as interested in teaching history as he was in coaching. He might have assigned us books as good as "Killing Lincoln" to read. I now know that history does not have to be boring.
The end of war segment was horrifying and exhausting and mesmerizing. The assassination plot was amazing in it's intricacy. All this, without cell phones and computers or any other electronic assist. Boys will kill each other, even with rocks if necessary.
I loved finding out more about Mary Lincoln and other females of the time and incident.
Great book to listen to. Lots of suspense, even though we know the outcome. One annoying bit when listening is that cavalry (people on horses) was pronounced throughout the book as Calvary (place Jesus was crucified). I would have thought someone might have caught that before publication.
This was a most interesting and informative history lesson and I will probably give it a second listen....
Living for many years in Canada I was interested to learn about the Canadian & the Bank of Montreal (my bank) connections.
It is almost impossible to comprehend the hardships our forefathers endured. The authors have done a superb job of describing the people involved and bringing the time period to life. Mr. Lincoln truly deserves his bigger than life statue in Washington.
Another book I enjoyed from the same period: "My Name is Mary Sutter" by Robin Oliveria, describes the limited medical knowledge and best practices that were available and accepted during this time and who was allowed to offer them. This too is a fascinating historical novel worth reading or listening to.
Over all a good "read" I am a fan of Lincoln and found the direction the book was coming from very intersting.
The story was riveting and interesting, and throws out a couple of theories that leave one wondering. Good, quick listen, although I'd had enough of Mr O'Reilly by the end of the book. His intonation and cadence is exactly like his reading from a teleprompter, with a few mispronunciations. Overall, a great read.
Lots of interesting info not taught in public schools.
Don't let the negative reviews of O'Reily's read put you off. Sure, he mispronounces a couple of words. If you like Mr. O, you wouldn't have anyone else narrate his book. If you don't like him, it wouldn't matter who they used to narrate. It wouldn't make you happy.