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Extended Audio Sample Chasing Lincolns Killer, by James L. Swanson Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.00094786729858 out of 53.00094786729858 out of 53.00094786729858 out of 53.00094786729858 out of 53.00094786729858 out of 5 3.00 (2,110 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James L. Swanson Narrator: Will Patton Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, DC, across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “In focusing on Booth, the author reveals the depth of divisions in the nation just after the war, the disorder within the government and the challenges ahead. Abundant period photographs and documents enhance the book's immediacy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The subject matter remains intrinsically fascinating, however, and Swanson’s colorful account will hold readers’ interest throughout.” 


  • “Readers will be engrossed by the almost hour-by-hour search and by the many people who encountered the killer as he tried to escape. It is a tale of intrigue and an engrossing mystery.” 

    School Library Journal

  • “Patton's character voices are distinctive. While he injects characters with a good amount of personality to engage younger listeners, he does not over-inflate them in such a way as to alienate more mature listeners.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lori | 2/19/2014

    " This is a nonfiction book that reads like fiction; it is so intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/19/2014

    " I listened to the audiobook. This was a quick non fiction novel, but I really enjoyed the narrator of the audiobook. I think he really helped make the subject even more interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by S. Miles | 1/31/2014

    " Almost everybody knows about Abraham Lincoln's assassination, not very many people know about the 12-day manhunt that followed. That is what this book is about. Not the best book to read for fun, but is fairly enjoyable. I would not read this book as a thriller or for enjoyment, but instead for knowledge. (I read it for my middle school book project). It has tons of information on just the 12 days of the John Wilkes Booth manhunt, never skipping a detail, right down to how Samuel Mudd felt about Booth, and what Booth's dying words were. Swanson wasn't telling a lie or half-truth about the very numerous original sources either. I found very many newspaper articles and other original sources. Chasing Lincoln's Killer is the best book for young adults and preteens wishing to gain information of the John Wilkes Booth manhunt. This is a very great book for knowledge, although I wouldn't necessarily read it for fun, as I would a fiction novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lauren | 1/27/2014

    " It's very informing and is teaching me so many things I hadn't known! "

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