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1.63 out of 51.63 out of 51.63 out of 51.63 out of 51.63 out of 5 1.63 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Singer Narrator: Jane Singer Publisher: BelleBooks Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patti | 2/5/2014

    " I abandon this book....bored... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie Silvers | 1/31/2014

    " I don't usually read this genre of books, however, I found "Booth's Sister" intriguing. There was some head hopping that distracted me during the reading and the constant quoting of Shakespeare could have been reduced and still maintain the point the author was trying to make, but the overall story was a good one and well worth the time I spent reading it. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole G | 1/16/2014

    " Read it on Kindle. Maybe wasn't complete in digital form. 1 star speaks for itself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsey | 1/14/2014

    " This could have been a really good book, but it was extremely difficult to follow at times. Very disappointing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynn | 12/30/2013

    " Very weird book. I would not recommend it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Colette Guerin | 12/21/2013

    " I feel like giving it 1 star is too high of rating. The best thing I can say about this book is that I'm glad it's done and it was short. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leslie Heilman | 12/17/2013

    " Honestly I couldn't get past the first few chapters. Poorly & oddly written. Unfortunately an editor would have been useful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kc | 12/16/2013

    " I am not sure how close this is to the actual history but I found it a little bit strange. The book kept referring to a deep almost psychic connection between sister and brother. In the book she apparently felt like she was one with the brother? I don't know, strange story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Layne | 12/15/2013

    " Just too weird and difficult to get into. Like many others, I couldn't get very far in this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Judy | 12/10/2013

    " I read about 1/3 of the book and stopped -- it was weird -- perhaps I should have read a bit more before quitting but life is not long enough to read something I did not enjoy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 12/4/2013

    " Ok,liked the story not the writing style. Choppy & hard to follow. The history & a different poin of view is interesting, but the writing style kills the book. Just about the worst writing I've read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 11/19/2013

    " Ok read, but a must if you are a Civil War period history buff! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dee | 11/1/2013

    " got this free on the Kindle...this book was painful. I just didn't get the whole thing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 7/31/2013

    " Read because I was on a kick of reading Lincoln books. Didn't really enjoy it but it was a good insight into the Booth family. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kara Reed | 7/24/2013

    " A free Kindle download that I couldn't pass up. Interesting story, not great writing. Sometimes the story seemed to get a little weird and disjointed, but I am glad I read it. Had not ever thought/read about Asia Booth and may have to do a little more reading about her now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tony | 7/11/2013

    " Really expected more out of this book, but at times it was confusing to keep up with, would have prefered more substance at the end of the book rather than the middle. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheila | 6/18/2013

    " I never could get into this book. Finally gave up. Just wasn't a style of writing that worked for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tonya | 4/29/2013

    " This was an interesting book. It was a free download for Kindle, so I wanted to give it a try. If you like Shakespeare, you'll enjoy the many quotes. I did have a little trouble with the writing style, but learned many things about the man Booth as told by his sister. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janice | 4/27/2013

    " April 30, 2010 "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Donna | 3/27/2013

    " I tried... thought it was going to be a good historical novel from a different perspective, but found it slow and boring. Didn't finish it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue Boyd | 3/24/2013

    " Was a bit hard to read at times, was interesting though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 2/23/2013

    " Started but it just didn't hold my attention. Dumping it in hopes of greener pastures... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 11/25/2012

    " A very strange book -- I had hoped for more. Obviously John Booth and his sister Asia had a very strange childhood and adulthood was apparently affected...the style of the book was eerie, which was perhaps the intent of the author...but it didn't make for very compelling reading. "

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