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  • The Hamilton Affair

  • By: Elizabeth Cobbs
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Hamilton was a bastard son, raised on the Caribbean island of St. Croix. He went to America to pursue his education. Along the way he became one of the American Revolution's most dashing - and unlikely - heroes. Adored by Washington, hated by Jefferson, Hamilton was a lightning rod: the most controversial leader of the American Revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A terrific historical fiction novel

  • By Domenic A Ciraulo MD on 12-22-16

Slow moving

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

For me it didn’t keep my attention. May not be that way for others. Ok listen.

  • Eleanor and Hick

  • The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady
  • By: Susan Quinn
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

In 1932 Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the first lady with dread. By that time she had put her deep disappointment in her marriage behind her and developed an independent life - now threatened by the public role she would be forced to play. A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign reporter for the Associated Press: Lorena Hickok. Over the next 30 years, until Eleanor's death, the two women carried on an extraordinary relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing story of amazing women making waves.

  • By Jean the Urban Walker on 02-03-17

A great description of Eleanor for someone who never knew more than her name.

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

I was too young to remember her but was just old enough to recall my parents being very politically active during Eisenhower’s election. They spoke negatively about the Democrats and thus Roosevelt. Lately I’ve been curious of what the Roosevelt’s were all about.

  • Killing Lincoln

  • The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,216

The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • History Made Interesting

  • By Daniel on 04-11-12

Best listen, so full of detail about civil war

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

Reviewed: 10-10-12

Would you listen to Killing Lincoln again? Why?

I have once alone and once with friend

What was one of the most memorable moments of Killing Lincoln?

The difficulty of finding someplace for Lincoln to be taken after shooting and how they got him transported. Shocking.

What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

His performance

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Never thought much about the civil war until I read the details in this book.l

  • Lincoln's Last Days

  • The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Dwight Jon Zimmerman
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann, Bill O'Reilly (introduction)
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

In Lincoln’s Last Days, Bill O'Reilly masterfully adapts his historical thriller Killing Lincoln to appeal to a younger audience. This is a useful, inviting, and accessible book for younger listeners interested in American history and the Civil War. Both adults and children are sure to find this book irresistible on its own, or as a compelling companion to Killing Lincoln.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Educational and keeps you interested!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-17-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-10-12

If you could sum up Lincoln's Last Days in three words, what would they be?

Amazing new knowledge

Have you listened to any of Ed Hermann and Bill O'Reilly (introduction) ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. Both were hard to pause anywhere if I had to.

Any additional comments?

I've also listened to" Killing Lincoln", which has more detail of the civil war. The shorter version is perfect for younger people to understand ie " Lincoln's Last Days"