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Killing Lincoln Audiobook

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega best-selling author Bill O'Reilly.

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, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased.

In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington, D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt.

Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.

©2011 Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"As a history major, I wish my required reading had been as well written as this truly vivid and emotionally engaging account of Lincoln's assassination. And as a former combat infantry officer, I found myself running for cover at the Civil War battle scenes. This is the story of an American tragedy that changed the course of history. If you think you know this story, you don't until you’ve read Killing Lincoln. Add historian to Bill O’Reilly’s already impressive résumé." (Nelson DeMille, author of The Lion and The Gold Coast)

"[Killing Lincoln] is nonfiction, albeit told in white-knuckled, John Grisham-like style." (New York Post)

"If Grisham wrote a novel about April 1865…it might well read like Killing Lincoln." (Peter J. Boyer, Newsweek)

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    Dobbie 03-28-16
    Dobbie 03-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great listen!"
    What did you love best about Killing Lincoln?

    Great history. Told more than I ever knew (and I thought I knew a lot)


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

    I never knew about the battles at the very end of the war and how hard they were fought.


    Have you listened to any of Bill O'Reilly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, first time, but also purchased Killing Jesus to listen to next.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I have no idea


    Any additional comments?

    Glaring use of "Calvary" instead of "cavalry" throughout the whole book. I am surprised someone didn't catch this! I enjoyed the "wrap up" at the end when we learned what happened to all the major players in the story.

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    Robert 03-27-16
    Robert 03-27-16
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    "A GOOD READ! (listen )"

    I found it the most educational background. of Lincoln, and those around him! Good Book!

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    K. Lane 03-20-16
    K. Lane 03-20-16
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    "Excellent Non-Fiction"

    Well written and captivating. Bill O'Reilly made history come alive. I will listen to this many times.

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    Jeremy Oden 03-17-16
    Jeremy Oden 03-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth buy"

    It was good to hear O'Reilly narrate. Good story line. A lot of chapters that I used for stopping points.

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    Danielle 02-28-16
    Danielle 02-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic book"

    Learned so much while listening to this story. Definitely want to go back to DC to see all the sites mention. Heard the Ford's theater has lots of artifacts

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    Jann 02-21-16
    Jann 02-21-16
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    "Amazing!"

    Amazing audiobook, lots of great historical perspective! Great inflections of the storyline. Listening to others soon!

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    Curtis Duncan Northeast Texas 02-18-16
    Curtis Duncan Northeast Texas 02-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "2nd greatest story ever told."

    I completed this in a marathon session. I couldn't stop listening. it is a powerful and enlightening account of events leading upto, at the time of, and after Lincoln's assassination.

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    Tim maklem 02-11-16
    Tim maklem 02-11-16
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    "loved it"

    I loved it. very easy to follow. if you love history you'll love this book.

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    Dave D. 01-31-16
    Dave D. 01-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great history lesson."

    I wish I would have paid more attention in history class in HS. This book makes me want to explore even more about General Lee and other significant characters in this great countries history.

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    MM 01-19-16
    MM 01-19-16 Member Since 2009

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    "Awful Performance of a Reasonably Good Book"
    What disappointed you about Killing Lincoln?

    Terrible performance by Bill O'Reilly. I quit listening to the book because I just could not bear his lifeless reading.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    None


    What didn’t you like about Bill O'Reilly’s performance?

    He sounded bored. His phrasing was off. I think the book was probably good but I could not get past his awful reading.


    What character would you cut from Killing Lincoln?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    Don't ever invite O'Reilly to read again. Maybe consider reissuing the book with a different reader.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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