My wife recommended me read this book for close to a year before I gave in. I figured that since my new drive to work was long I could read a presidential biography and make her happy at the same time. I'm VERY glad I listened to her. The book was amazing and though I always knew Lincoln was a great man, I did not know just how great until after this novel.
Lincoln - The Untold Story
I chose this one because I enjoyed Team of Rivals so much. The story is told with the intricate historical facts you expect from Doris Goodwin and really tells the story of what made FDR and Mrs. Roosevelt the icons they were. However do not expect it to be quite as fast paced as Team of Rivals. Its a good listen - just slow and steady.
His pronunciation of certain words was a bit off-putting. For example - he says "live" (as in Saturday Night Live) when it should be live (as In "The President lived in Hyde Park growing up").
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