But there's more to the story. Here, listeners will meet Abraham Lincoln the man, the father, the husband, the friend. And they will get a firsthand sense of t how Lincoln's death impacted those closest to him.
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This was really good - Will Patton is great! He is able to make the listener feel the agony and frustrations of the `chase` and by the end of the audiobook you want to reach out and get the `bad guys` yourself. This is a sign of really great narrator.
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Perfect story, perfectly told! Will Patton's voice was inflected with a slight southern accent, perfect for this story of John Wilkes Booth; his pace matched the pace of Boothe's
plan, execution and escape; his passion matched the emotions of those who grieved for
Lincoln's death, and was emphatic or quizzical at just the right time.
The story was just the right length for someone who wants just enough detail to understand, but not so much so as to get lost in it.
The most remarkable parts for me were learning how mixed was Lincoln's popularity, how much he tried to mend the rent between the South's need for autonomy and choice and the nation's need for unity and respect for the differing values. I don't remember clearly just how the Missouri Compromise got messed up, because an agreement in Congress actually had been reached, which was fairly satisfactory to all, but in the debate between Douglas and Lincoln, an idea got twisted, which eventually enraged the South.
Desiring to kill someone as a solution to your need for ........... is an understandable feeling, but as a deed, almost never gives satisfaction, nor solves the real problem. It creates so much more destruction and devastation in many people's lives it astounds me.
I want to find an audio book as good as this one about the reconstruction, and wish you
as much satisfaction in listening to this one as important in this period of history.
I really disliked the narration--it became melodramatic at times. If the prose isn't compelling enough, overacting won't help. Understanding the roles played by the aiders and abettors was interesting, but the main events were mostly a rehash. I would have liked to have heard a lot more about the trial.
We listened to this on the way back from Washington, DC. It was great to get details on the places we had just seen. Plus it was fascinating to learn details about the assignation that I didn't learn in school!
Yes. Will Patton takes you into the story. He is my favorite narrator by far.
I love the history of Abe and have never heard many of the details or about the chase that are in this story. It was exciting.
He is a great story teller
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