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    • Chasing Lincoln's Killer

    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281

    This fast-paced thriller tells the story of the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth and gives a day-by-day account of the wild chase to find this killer and his accomplices. Based on James L. Swanson's best-selling adult book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, this version, written especially for young people, is a fascinating look at the assassination of the 16th president of the United States.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb in Every Way

    • By Lanna S. Seuret on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The President Has Been Shot!

    • The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    A breathtaking and dramatic account of the JFK assassination by the New York Times best-selling author. Swanson transports listeners back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history. As he did in his best-selling Chasing Lincoln's Killer, he deploys his signature "you are there" style to tell the story of the JFK assassination as it has never been told before.

    Regular price: $12.25

    • Manhunt

    • The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild 12-day chase through the streets of Washington, DC, across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally fascinating

    • By Arlene Montemarano on 06-18-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Manhunt

    • The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Narrated by: Richard Thomas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history, the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild 12-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By F. Elizabeth Hauser on 12-14-08

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Interview with James L. Swanson

    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    An interview with James L. Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable author interview

    • By EmilyK on 03-29-18

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Chasing King's Killer

    • The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin
    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In his meteoric, 13-year rise to fame, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a mass movement for civil rights - with his relentless peaceful, non-violent protests, public demonstrations, and eloquent speeches. But as violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr. King's life, Swanson hones in on James Earl Ray, a bizarre, racist prison escapee who tragically ends King's life.

    Regular price: $14.69

    • Bloody Crimes

    • The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse
    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Narrated by: Richard Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee. There is no more time - the Yankees are coming, it warned. Shortly before midnight, Davis fled the capital, setting off an intense and thrilling chase in which Union cavalry hunted the Confederate president. Two weeks later, President Lincoln was assassinated, and the nation was convinced that Davis was involved in the conspiracy that led to the crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as manhunt

    • By mr kieran j murphy on 01-19-11

    Regular price: $28.51

    • End of Days

    • The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Narrated by: Richard Thomas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Swanson takes us to the sixth-floor Texas Book Depository window to look through Oswald's rifle sights, re-creates the last hours of the doomed assassin, and the day of national mourning for the president that followed, culminating in a funeral that united the country. Combining extensive research with his unparalleled storytelling abilities, Swanson turns the events of one of the darkest days of the twentieth century into a pulse-pounding thriller that will remain the definitive account of the assassination for years to come.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful. Truly terrible.

    • By Jason Warren on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $28.51