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  • My Thoughts Be Bloody

  • The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth
  • By: Nora Titone, Doris Kearns Goodwin (introduction and notes)
  • Narrated by: John B. Lloyd
  • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

My Thoughts Be Bloody, a sweeping family saga, revives an extraordinary figure whose name has been missing, until now, from the story of President Lincoln's death. Edwin Booth, John Wilkes's older brother by four years, was in his day the biggest star of the American stage. Without an account of Edwin Booth, author Nora Titone argues, the real story of Lincoln's assassin has never been told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Tad Davis on 11-30-10

A thoughtful and compelling history .

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-16

I could not stop listening to this incredible story of an American family who lived through and shaped our history directly. Shakespearean indeed.
Fact is stranger than fiction.
In other words you can't make this stuff up!! Fabulous, great narrator as well , flawless delivery.

  • Dead Lions

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Michael Healy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

London’s Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their failed careers. The “"low horses", as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here. But now the slow horses have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. The despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered. As the agents dig into their fallen comrade’s circumstances, they uncover a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top Ten

  • By Aaron on 01-15-15

I can't get past the first chapter!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-16

What disappointed you about Dead Lions?

The narrator, Michael Healy is terrible.Disappointing, as the previous volume's narrator was great, G Doyle.I will order the kindle version of this instead.Love the writer Mick Herron and all the characters.

What could Mick Herron have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Screen the narrator, go back to Gerard Doyle perhaps.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Made it impossible to listen any further.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

ugh.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful