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.
What a wonderful job they have done with this book, so much I did not know! I would highly recommend everyone read/listen to this book, this is what they should put in our schools, it is true history!
I was riveted by the real human drama surrounding the waning days of the Civil war and the conspiracy of the Lincoln assassination. I have a greater appreciation for the sacrifices of true american patriots like President Lincoln and General Grant through reading this book.
We would do well to have this and other historical events taught with this type of detail in our schools.
I was so impressed with both the writing and the reading of this novel. I was captured from the very first word. Mr. O'Reilly did a superb job in the reading. I was intrigued by how he read it in the form of a novel. I learned many new things about the assassination, and I know that I will listen to it again. I will recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
Great history and background that is otherwise missed in history classes. Recommend reading for pleasure and content.
It starts off a little slow, but picks up quickly. Killing Lincoln provides a 360 view of the final days of Lincoln's life. Whether you're a history buff or not, you'll certainly enjoy this book and learn something about our nation's history in the process.
So much history I did not know about Booth. Had no idea of the extent of the plot against Lincoln and the other members of his cabinet.