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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,855 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill O’Reilly, Dwight Jon Zimmerman Narrator: Bill O’Reilly, Edward Herrmann Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781427226716
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Lincoln’s Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history—of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling historical thriller, Killing Lincoln, this book will have young readers—and grown-ups too—hooked on history.

In the spring of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln travels through Washington, DC, after finally winning America’s bloody Civil War. In the midst of celebrations, Lincoln is assassinated at Ford’s Theatre by a famous actor named John Wilkes Booth. What follows is a thrilling chase, ending with a fiery shootout and swift justice for the perpetrators.

With an unforgettable cast of characters, page-turning action, and vivid detail, Lincoln’s Last Days is history that reads like a thriller. This is a very special audiobook, irresistible on its own or as a compelling companion to Killing Lincoln.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As a history major, I wish my required reading had been as well written as this truly vivid and emotionally engaging account of Lincoln's assassination. And as a former combat infantry officer, I found myself running for cover at the Civil War battle scenes. This is the story of an American tragedy that changed the course of history. If you think you know this story, you don't until you've read Killing Lincoln. Add historian to Bill O'Reilly's already impressive résumé. Nelson DeMille, author of The Lion and The Gold Coast

  • Killing Lincoln is a must read historical thriller. Bill O'Reilly recounts the dramatic events of the spring of 1865 with such exhilarating immediacy that you will feel like you are walking the streets of Washington DC on the night that John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. This is a hugely entertaining, heart-stopping read. Vince Flynn, author of American Assassin
  • If Grisham wrote a novel about April 1865 . . . it might well read like Killing Lincoln. Peter J. Boyer, Newsweek
  • [Killing Lincoln] delivers a taut, action-packed narrative with cliff-hangers aplenty. The Christian Science Monitor
  • [Killing Lincoln] is nonfiction, albeit told in white-knuckled, John Grisham-like style. New York Post

  • Among longlisted titles for Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, 2014
  • Among longlisted titles for IRA Teachers' Choices, 2013
  • Among longlisted titles for Maine Cream of the Crop Master List, 2013
  • Among longlisted titles for Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List, 2013

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/15/2014

    " This book was an interesting read. It was written more like a historical novel than a non-fiction book, which is probably why it was easy to breeze through. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the topic. I'm sure there are many more well-researched books on Lincoln's assassination but for anyone with a more casual interest in history, this is worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly Holdren | 2/3/2014

    " For me, it was a slow start because I'm not very good at reading battle scenes but I'm so glad that I got through it. So much history that we don't know until we read an amazing piece like this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice Blanco | 2/2/2014

    " Written book on the facts of why Lincoln was killed and why John Wilkes Booth wanted him dead. We think we know everything about an historical event, but found many new and interesting happenings surround about Booth and Lincoln that were new to this read. Good research. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sidney Cook | 2/1/2014

    " This book was great reading! It told the story of Abe Lincoln's assassination in great detail. While reading it I learned many new facts. If students were interested, or learning about the Civil War or President Lincoln I would definitely add this book to their reading list. The chapters are short, there are picture throughout the book, and it is loaded with facts. This book is a great tool to use in a classroom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri Ewell | 1/25/2014

    " I loved the way this book was written. It was informational, but the style was so easy to read. Lincoln was an incredible man and president. Too bad there aren't men like him today in Washington! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Rogers Kroll | 1/24/2014

    " Couldn't put it down! Can't wait to read Killing Kennedy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger | 1/22/2014

    " Eye opening and amazingly well written. Don't be turned off by O'Reilly co-author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Mcniff | 1/17/2014

    " Very good book. It give you an insight of the last days of Abraham Lincoln and his killer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan G | 1/16/2014

    " This was a really good book. It really helped me understand, not only the death of Lincoln, but also a little bit about the American Civil War. I would recommend it to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hillery | 1/13/2014

    " Liked some parts - but overall it didn't wow me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Boyle | 1/13/2014

    " I really liked the fun and historically informative format of this book. I would recommend to any level reader or historian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia Stafford | 12/16/2013

    " Love it, What a great read. It's hard to put down when you start reading it. Its as if your there.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melyssa | 12/13/2013

    " Although I don't usually read non-fiction. I really enjoyed this book. It was well-written and I learned a lot about the historical facts surrounding Lincoln's death that I never knew before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 11/26/2013

    " This is Guy's book but I wanted to read it too. It was pretty good. I think a man would appreciate it more because of the battle detail though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Triola | 11/1/2013

    " Amazing... I couldn't stop reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norm Koerner | 10/28/2013

    " Very well written, interesting book. Written like a good novel, even though it is historical fact. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Hudson | 10/7/2013

    " Gripping! This was the first nonfiction book that I couldn't put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/18/2013

    " Couldn't put it down...great telling of this interesting part of our US history. Highly recommended, easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Blaylock-howser | 8/7/2013

    " While I do not care for Mr. OReilly, I enjoyed this book. I learned some things in this story that I had not known before. The story was compelling and thoughtful. One of the most iconic presidencies and tragedies in our history came alive on the pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Win | 7/20/2013

    " I've read lots of Lincoln books and I found this very well researhced and interesting to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Gay | 7/3/2013

    " Really liked it. Casual style kept me reading. Not stuffy like some historical accounts. I want to read his Kennedy assassination book now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Reed | 6/15/2013

    " This was a very interesting book. I am glad that I read it. I bought it for my daughter because she wanted to read. She went to Washington, D. C. and went on a walking tour of Lincoln. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 5/20/2013

    " For you Bill O'Reilly haters out there, don't let that stop you from reading this book! Excellent and hard to put down, not always what you'll find when reading history. Obviously well researched... makes me want to read the Killing Kennedy book, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 2/28/2013

    " Great book! Would highly recommend it to anyone. It provides a very informative picture of a difficult time in our country's history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Johnson | 2/26/2013

    " One of the best "history" books I've ever read. Reads like a well written novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 11/27/2012

    " The book was very factual, but I don't know how he got all of his information in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Bailey | 10/7/2012

    " At times, it read as though I was right there participating in the story...that was nice. I also enjoyed some of the details about JW Booth's life, things about Sec. Seward's attempted murder, & Sec. Stanton's possible implication. "

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About the Author
Author Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly has presided over FOX News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor—the highest-rated news program on cable—for more than thirteen years and has won three Emmy Awards. Prior to that, he served as a national correspondent for ABC News and as an anchor of the nationally syndicated news magazine program Inside Edition. He is the author of numerous megabestsellers, including A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, a deeply personal memoir that has sold more than one million copies.

About the Narrator

Edward Herrmann (1943–2014) was one of America’s top audiobook narrators. He won multiple Audie Awards and twenty-two Earphones Awards, and his narration of the King James version of the Bible remains a benchmark in the industry.