I was interested in the subject matter and have always had respect for the author, but I did not expect the book to be so very good!! Any armchair historial or Civil War buff would do well to listen to this book as it gives a unique picture of Lincoln. The telling of well known stories was fresh and I was surprised to actually learn a thing or two along the way. Very happy with the purchase and would recommend to all.
I loved this book! I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get an understanding of our nation, then and now. The author does a wonderful job of putting the reader in Gettysburg in 1863. Understanding what the people of that town, and the nation, were thinking and feeling is essential when trying to understand how the address was initially received. And how was it received? We may never really know, but after having listened to this book my views of Lincoln and his relevance today has been reaffirmed!!! Thank you!
The book is very good. I have read a lot about Lincoln and the Civil War and I felt that I got a better understanding of the man from this book. With so many books out there about him, it is a treat when a book comes along that tells the same tales, but from a fresh perspective. Someone who hasn't read a lot about the man would do well to listen to this book as it may be the only one they ever need.
I also liked the narrator's voice and thought the pace was good. The more I listen to audio books the more I realize the best book can be ruined by a bad narrator, so I will add that I was at times maddingly distracted by the narrators very loud swallows, breathes, etc. Hasn't Recorded Books figured out a way to edit out these annoying sounds? Sorry if that sounds petty.
I was one of those people who said this book had too much hype for it's own good; then found, to my surprise, that it is worth the hype and then some! I thought the book was fantastic and I enjoyed the voices of both of the narrators. If you are even remotely interested in this book download it immediately!!
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