This shouild be required listening for school kids. Done very well and would hold their attention. Adults will find it very interesting with a couple of little know facts that come to light. In fact will listen to it again.
Although I enjoyed the book, there was nothing new in my understanding of the Lincoln murder. There have been a variety of other authors that I have read, that provide a more comprehensible analysis of the capture on John Willkes Booth and the subsequent trial of the other conspirators.
Well written and expertly narrated. Well worth the time for any history buff or lover of great stories.
Just a real good book. Took no time to listen to it. I like that Bill actually narrated the book.
Book was okay, if a bit pedantic. However, Bill O'Reilly is a terrible narrator. Hard to believe he has ever read a book, much less gone to Harvard.
Note to O'Reilly: Word of the day - CAValry. Not CALvary, which is where Jesus died. If you are going to use a word in an audio book 70 or 80 times, you should learn to pronounce it.
Poorly written and poorly read.
His style is not appropriate to the subject matter. Needs a professional reader rather than O's hard boiled news style. He sounds exactly as he does when he reads his talking points on TV. Some laughable mispronunciations of rather critical words like dura mater (he calls it dura matter--if you are going to seem erudite by including anatomical detail, then pronounce it correctly. This type of thing typifies the whole enterprise.
A few new nuggets, but their reliability is unclear. Many superficial chapters about battles before getting to the conspiracy. Casual, twenty first century colloquial style inappropriate to the gravity of the subject. Lincoln "scarffed" his breakfast?? Some stories don't recount interesting facts like the actual conversation Lincoln had at breakfast on the day of Assassination. Rank speculation not excusable by saying "hey this is just speculation." Not a serious book. Save your money for the myriad excellent Lincoln books available.
I expect a good book from Billy O, and he did not let me down. This was writen and read as a noval, not just a historic read. Great research as you would expect from O'Reilly.
Killing Lincoln is an excellent book. It reads like a novel, but it follows facts that most of us have never known. Because of the intrigue of finding out all of those secrets, it's hard to put down. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in US History or in Lincoln. It follows events that brought it all together, much like any such incident in this world today. Having been given facts, "Booth killed Lincoln in the Ford Theatre while he and his wife were watching a play. Booth jumps off the balconey where Lincoln sat and broke his leg." History book information minimized the President and the plot to kill him, this book makes it a real event that we do need to know about. History is always written by those who win. We need to re-write history to cover the facts and the truth! Bill O'Reilly does the read well, in his usual style, which is pleasant but factful. Good BooK!!!
O'Reilly reads like it's a race - really fast with no inflections. I've gotten 2 1/2 hours into it (1/3 of the book) and we're still going over battles of the civil war, details about strategies and how generals were killed. Very, very little about the key leaders in the assassination with the exception that Booth was at the 2nd inauguration and that he had sex with his fiancee. I am very, very disappointed so far and don't know if it's worth continuing, which is sad, because I am very interested in this topic --- if only O'Reilly was as well!!!