Big Band jazz lover
Enjoyed the book, well researched and developed. My only criticisms are of the performer. Small things, no doubt; please pronounce cavalry correctly, not calvary. Also, please pronounce sentries correctly, not as centuries.
Think this would have been a better read than listen.
It was very, very good. The story was riveting; the reading was perfect. I so wanted to holler out to Lincoln to avoid the inevitable. I've never heard the whole story of the events and the people surrounding the greatest president until Reagan.
Killing Lincoln was very informative, and I enjoyed it very much. I found out a lot of new information I had never known about the entire time period.
My husband and I listened to the book together. It was very interesting to hear all the little details of the intertwining stories. I don't normally like to listen to books read by the author, but this book was a pleasant surprise.
This entire book covers only a couple of weeks in time and thus surrounds the reader with the detail of how it was to live in those times. Lincoln is at the center, but the surrounding personalities are well documented, so you feel the passion and the intensity of the all the people intertwined in the assassination of President Lincoln.
There is a good chance that much of this information you have never heard before unless you have studied this period in detail. Bill O'Reilly is easy to listen to and except for his constant mispronunciation of Cavalry as Calvary, I did not find anything in the presentation that took my mind away from the well researched, and well structured account.
I very much enjoyed Bill O'Reilly's account of the final days of the American Civil War and subsequent assassination of our great Abe Lincoln. It kept me engrossed for the entire book and i would highly recommend this to any history buff or to anyone that likes good book!
While O'Reilly's telling of the story surrounding Lincoln's assassination feels as if it may stretch the truth at times (it very well may not) it is an extremely compelling and gripping narrative that had me wanting to know more. If you like history and want to hear it from a mystery/thriller point of view, you'll like this one.
There are some undercurrents of political propaganda in the telling, but hey, it's Bill O'Reilly...
Disregard what you think you know about the assassination of Lincoln because O'Reilly delivers a surprising and stunning fresh look at the last few days of the war and of Lincoln last days. I felt like the war and Lincoln were intertwined in such a way, I felt it was almost as if Lincoln were destined to die. O'Reilly's story telling took me there to see those last days as I think Lincoln saw them.