It is up there with Steve Jobs biography.
The part in Ford's Theater made it so real.
I do not read books a second time. So, no I wouldn't.
This book is excellently written and read. I enjoyed the format that Mr. O'Reilly used. He chose to write this book as a mystery. I learned a lot.
I liked this book because of the detail of the events that lead up to and following the assassination. Lincoln's steadfast mission of reuniting the country, the intrigue and multiple story lines coming together, fragileness of our great country, close proximity of the battles to the Capitol, unbelievable logistics of the intense war, the men and women of great character, and the evil ones too, all made for history so much better than any fiction ever written.
Like being there.
Can't think of one.
Credibility and believability.
The actual killing of President Lincoln. I could actually envision the terrible act as if I were there in the theater.
Want more audio books after this one.
Yes. Packed with anecdotes that put you on the scene.
The Grant and Lee surrender...
The religiousity of Lincoln...too many others to tell.
It made me realize that the tumult and divisiveness of life and politics that we experience today is not new. The impaired human condition goes on.
My first audible. An excellent experience. Thank you!
No, the book told it as it happened.
The most interesting aspect for me was that Oswald's fianc?? was out with Lincoln's son at the time of the killing.
No new shocking facts.
It was like being told a story by a historian.
Yes, it was interesting.
I am a retired Child Psychologist who delights in her three grandchildren to whom I passed on the love of reading. They read vociferously.
The narrator's voice was quick, but audible and narrated in an even tone, changing only when circumstances dictated, such as a shock, or a death scene. The narrator did not over-act in his tale.
The history and my learning hereto unknown facts.
John Wilkes Boothe
History as you have never seen it before.
I believe that all school students should be encouraged to read this book, because of the history and importance to the development of our country. I will continue to read Bill O'Reilly.
Facinating, rivoting, detailed
Being George Washington. It too is captivating and hard to put down.
Too many great ones to pick, truely.
Maybe, if the setting is on vacation with no interuptions.
Can't wait for the movie!
O'Reilly's narration was spot on
The detail on the assassination is far beyond anything I've ever read about it.
more than you ever wanted to know
I wish Audible would provide a better product. I continually have to go back and try to find my place to listen. Audible apparently disables the ability to burn a book to even one disk so I can listen to it. The iPod just doesn't do well on audiobooks (probably unless you buy them from Apple). It is impossible to get a book burned to CD so I can listen to it and it never plays right on the iPod.
This is a wonderful performance and also provided a lot of insight into this event in history. Although I have read a lot about Lincoln, this included many events and facts I hadn't heard before.
Very well written (at least for an audio listen), it really kept my attention. I will listen to it again.