The Assassin's Accomplice

Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln
Narrated by: Laural Merlington
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: History, American
4.5 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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In The Assassin’s Accomplice, historian Kate Clifford Larson tells the gripping story of Mary Surratt, a little-known conspirator in the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, and the first woman ever to be executed by the federal government. A Confederate sympathizer, Surratt ran the boarding house where the conspirators met to plan Lincoln’s assassination. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, The Assassin’s Accomplice tells the intricate story of the Lincoln conspiracy through the eyes of its only female participant, offering a fresh perspective on America’s most famous murder.

©2011 Kate Clifford Larson (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“A masterful recounting of the surprisingly wide and intricate conspiracy of Southern sympathizers who formed the murder plot, focusing on perhaps the most controversial figure in the story.” ( Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
"Larson captures brilliantly the atmosphere of Mary Surratt’s trial in a crowded court room.... Her description of the drama of Mary’s last hours, when she was broken by a death sentence that neither she nor her lawyers had believed possible, makes compelling reading.” ( Spectator, UK)
“[A] spirited narrative... the tale itself could not be better told, nor could the cast of characters be brought more to life.” ( Publishers Weekly)

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Great story.

Would you try another book from Kate Clifford Larson and/or Laural Merlington?

Story was very interesting, but the narration was monotone at times.

Would you be willing to try another one of Laural Merlington’s performances?

Maybe

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As one devoted to the study of Able Lincoln since age 11, I have read MANY! THIS one is a stellarlly -epic one...will DEFINITELY
read again!!! The case is fascinating.

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Decent story hampered by poor narration

The narrator is uneven in her pronunciation, going between Suh-rat and Sur-rot, Mudd and Modd, Prince George and Prince George's. Not to mention her flat reading of the text.