I've downloaded several books before without problems. This download did not happen for me. I need to take valuable time to figure out the problem. Therefore I've not heard the book and my reviews are negative because of technical problems.
Downloading could have worked!
This audiobook is worth a listen, but has it'e flaws.
The story is well written, fast paced, and quite entertaining.
They needed to hire a professional reader, Bill O'Reilly may be OK for TV but he is not very skilled as a narrator.
Yes, and due to it's rather short duration this can be easily achieved.
Audiobooks of this duration should be only 1/2 a credit at most, I disliked spending a full credit for this when I could get books 4 to 5 times it's size for the same price.
I will be looking for other books by Martin Dugard, but it's not likely that I will try anything else narrated by Bill O'Reilly.
It's unfortunate that this important story was ruined by O'Reilly's narration. Someone should have told Bill that he was consistently mispronouncing the word “cavalry”. It seems like a small issue at first, but the man says “CAL-vary” dozens, perhaps hundreds of times. It shifts your focus, waiting for him to get it right just once.
This is a very interesting story about an important event in American history, well worth the time.
ANYONE WHO WATCHES SHOCK-JOCK NEWS REPORTING 24/7 WILL ENJOY THIS READ DUE TO THE TOTAL ABSENCE OF FACTUAL SUBSTANTIATION OF THE NUMEROUS SWEEPING STATEMENTS AND CONCLUSIONS WHICH RIDDLE THIS BOOK. IF YOU WANT TO SERIOUSLY UNDERSTAND THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE ASSASSINATION, THE EVENT, AND THE HUNT FOR THE CONSPIRATORS, THEN READ 'MANHUNT: THE 12-DAY CHASE FOR ABRAHAM LINCOLN;S KILLER' BY JAMES L SWANSON (2006). A GREAT READ.
THE SENSATIONAL PROSE
THE BOOK COULD HAVE BEEN HANDED OVER TO A REAL EDITOR TO KNOCK OUT THE 21ST CENTURY-TV NEWS-STYLE PROSE
IT MADE ME APPRECIATE 'MANHUNT' EVEN MORE THAN I DID WHEN I FIRST READ IT
I have both read this book and listened to the audio version. Listening to it really brought it to life. Bill O'Reilly is an excellent narrator. His timing and inflections made the words really pop. My 14-year old grandson is reading/listening to it now for a book report. He has learned more about the Civil War and the people involved than in any other book he has read. He is a history buff himself and the insights he has gleaned from
O'Reilly's narration of Lincoln himself was great. I felt the character of the man better than I had ever before.
I think the book's tag line says it all,
This book brought the conspirators to life for me. They had just been names and faces before. Not just Booth, but the others as well. This is history as it should be taught, the people were real, not just cardboard figures in some dry, dusty volume found hidden in the back corner of the library.
I couldn't answer this question because I didn't read the print verson.
I couldn't compare this book to another, it is unique in its own version.
I have not listened to other Bill O'Reilly performances before. I have read the reviews of others and a lot of people criticized Bill O'Reilly's performance, however, I think he did a great job. I have listened to many other audiobooks and some narrators can be bland, but O'Reilly really did a good job.
I didn't have an extreme reaction, but the book and the narration had me coming back for me. At the end of the book, I believed that the story was well done and I commend the narration.
This is my first time really learning about the history of this conspiracy so I was really drawn to the story. This might be different from someone who has more knowledge in the area, but I thought that story was well done.
It would take at least two listenings to absorb all the myriad of details outlined in the book.
Don't have a favorite yet. Would have to listen again.
Again, just finished listening. A second time around might pinpoint one out.
Couldn't put it down from page 1. Was particularly amazed at the detail of research that went into this book.
O'Reilly's narration was outstanding. Didn't realize until I turned it on that he was the narrator. Voice was crisp and clear. I could hear all the syllables and consonants. Great job.
Yes. I find I always miss something the first time through.
It was written like it was a thriller instead of history, and that made for easy listening.
He seemed to know what he was talking about.
I would recommend this even to those who don't find history interesting.