It's OK, but it would make a better movie than a book.
For Lincoln to have lived instead of dying would have made it more enjoyable, but that would have changed history!
No. O'Reilly's mega-ego is just too much. He mispronounced
It was only so-so. I can think of many audio titles which were more worthwhile. If you like history, try
Only if it's read by someone else
His reading is too dry, emphasis is often on the wrong parts of the sentence or word, and he apparently cannot pronounce
I really want to finish this audiobook, but am struggling with Bill O'Reilly's narration. Someone needs to tell him to leave this to a professional.
Excellent Read/POOr narration.
In reading it, no.
Loved reading the book but hated listening to it.
While I heard about some horrible Civil War battles, the book did not deal enough with Lincoln. It was not a Novel.
It wasn't anything new and didn't really need to be written. I felt taken because I wasted a credit to listen to a book that did not deliver the story it promised.
Really any of your regular narrators would have been better. O'reilly has an clipped, angry way of speaking and it made me uneasy.
Yes. Not read anything else written by O'reilly or Dugard.
I was so disappointed. I wasted a credit and I consider them precious.
Loved it Bill. Although I had to buy a hard copy. Audible charged me 15.00 for one half of the book.Will not use audible again.
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.