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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (200 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Singer Narrator: Jane Singer Publisher: BelleBooks Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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My brother killed Abraham Lincoln. That is my weight, my shame. While he remained at large, I was held captive in my home. I should have told the soldiers who came with guns drawn and bayonets at the ready this true thing: I might have stopped him, for I harbored him and kept his secrets. I was a pie safe locked tight and guilty as he.

Asia Booth Clarke was 29 years old and pregnant when Union soldiers and Federal detectives stormed her Philadelphia home in search of her assassin-brother. John Wilkes Booth's older sister had grown up in one of America's most notoriously troubled but spectacularly acclaimed acting families. Johnny and Edwin, her handsome brothers, were the matinee idols of the era. When John Wilkes Booth's crime left the nation in furious mourning and the Booth family under a dark cloud of accusation, it was Asia who bore the brunt.

Booth's Sister was inspired by Asia Booth Clarke's personal memoirs. Author, Civil War scholar and storyteller Jane Singer has masterfully imagined the family dynamics and intimate dilemmas that led to one of America's most fateful crimes and left a sister's life in shambles.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mirah W | 2/19/2014

    " This author's writing style was so hard to follow. The plot would switch from past to present with no indication. I found it hard to understand and to develop an interest in the characters. I thought it was going to be about Asia and John and how their relationship developed but it was primarily about their father and his eccentric theater lifestyle. He communicated with his family through role-playing...like everything was a play they were involved in. I just couldn't get into this book and didn't finish it. I don't feel right giving it a star rating since I didn't finish, but for what I did read I would give it 1 star. There was great potential for this story but the author just didn't deliver. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Joy | 2/18/2014

    " The author wants to tell the story of Asia Booth Clarke, the sister to John Wilkes Booth, but fails in clarity and style. The interesting bit, that of what happened surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, is lost amidst recollections of childhood, disjointed "visions" and scenes, and a wish for magic. Asia is a pitiable character who is bound by her gender yet rails against it, only ineffectively and never to truly live on her own. In that her behavior is probably accurate for the time, but it produces dull reading. I got this as a free Kindle book, and I'm glad that I did not spend any money on it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Anne | 2/17/2014

    " Can I say I read it if I only got about 25 pages in and it was so bad I had to stop? Truly awful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by John | 2/10/2014

    " Ummm, welll...this is historical fiction, I guess. Fiction, certainly...historical characters, yes.. I guess the part that put me off was the absolute strangeness of the relationship between the characters. I never got the sense that the characters were developed...I never really understood them. This plays well into the 'insanity' defense that the book seems to offer fort he assassination. However, I just never really -fell into- the story, and had a hard time finishing. "

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