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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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    Jake 10-06-15
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    "very entertaining"

    a very thorough and enjoyable account of the assassination of Lincoln. I recommend it for all

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    Eric Andrew Parker 09-30-15
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    "Fantastic!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Great performance, riveting.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Already listened to twice. Am sure I will listen again. So many details and interesting facts.

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    JAMES T. 09-26-15
    JAMES T. 09-26-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Book"

    This is an excellent telling of Lincoln ' s death and all parties involved. The history surrounding the event was told in great detail.

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    Dr. Kevin Lancer GAINESVILLE, FL, US 09-26-15
    Dr. Kevin Lancer GAINESVILLE, FL, US 09-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A great listen!"
    Would you listen to Killing Lincoln again? Why?

    There are a lot of details that can be heard a 2nd time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the charactors were very richly detailed and described-- bringing them to life.


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

    It wa perfect hearing Bill read his book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No tears or laughter, but absolute focus and attention.


    Any additional comments?

    Learned Booths real history for the first time in this audio.

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    XtremeScorpio 08-18-15
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    "Outstanding"

    This is a fantastic source of Lincoln history. A job well done indeed. I will download killing Kennedy next. Thank you for the knowledge

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    Darren Huinker 07-22-15
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    "Incredibly detailed"

    Awesome depiction of all the events leading up to, during and following Lincoln's assassination.

    Spellbinding pace, I literally could not stop listening!

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    Shull Columbia, SC United States 07-20-15
    Shull Columbia, SC United States 07-20-15
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    it took me a little longer to finish than expected but it was a real enjoyable book

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    Susan Francis Black Hills of South Dakota 07-20-15
    Susan Francis Black Hills of South Dakota 07-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Time was well spent for content. Bill O'Reilly should not try to narrate his own books! He needs to use a professional. The reading was hurried, not thoughtful. Moreover, for a well educated man, his use of the word "calvary" for "cavalry" hurt my ears!


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

    Bill O'Reilly should not try to narrate his own books! He needs to use a professional. The reading was hurried, not thoughtful. He sounded bored with the subject much of the time. Moreover, for a well educated man, his use of the word "Calvary" for "cavalry" hurt my ears!


    Was Killing Lincoln worth the listening time?

    Wish I had gotten Kindle edition -- no narration


    Any additional comments?

    Nope

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    Edward A Sharrer Lufkin, TX 07-20-15
    Edward A Sharrer Lufkin, TX 07-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping!"

    The book is gripping from beginning to end. So much never taught in school add o many years back.

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    skypapa63 07-09-15
    skypapa63 07-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Surprisingly good"

    I'm not a fan of Mr O'Reilly, but this book is thoughtful and well written. Very compelling story.

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