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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (383 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Clifford Larson Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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In The Assassin's Accomplice, historian Kate Clifford Larson tells the gripping story of Mary Surratt, a little-known conspirator in the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, and the first woman ever to be executed by the federal government. A Confederate sympathizer, Surratt ran the boarding house where the conspirators met to plan Lincoln's assassination. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, The Assassin's Accomplice tells the intricate story of the Lincoln conspiracy through the eyes of its only female participant, offering a fresh perspective on America's most famous murder.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marget Weatherby | 2/18/2014

    " Very detailed historical book that reads like a James Patterson mystery/thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 2/14/2014

    " Details recounting the plot and death of Abraham Lincoln and the role of Mary Surrate.Historically discriptive and engaging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri Gunther | 2/4/2014

    " Impeccably researched. Intriguing how much Mary really knew. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 1/31/2014

    " I never knew that the first woman executed in the United States was Mary Surrat for her involvement in the Lincoln assassination. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Delise | 1/28/2014

    " Generally a good book, but a few careless errors are made. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 1/25/2014

    " Very good historical read - I wanted to read the history behind The Conspirator after leaving the theater sure the movie wasn't very historically accurate, and this didn't disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/15/2014

    " I never really felt like I knew who I was reading about. The author skipped around and it was hard to follow. I also missed having more description of the people involved. What they looked like, sounded like. With all the press coverage of the time I would think that would have been included. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 1/11/2014

    " Read for book club, Interesting parts but my biggest frustration here was that the author had already decided on the complete guilt of this character and it felt as if everything was skewed in that direction. Not one I would recommend. I prefer more fact based history "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Frances | 12/17/2013

    " A full discussion of Mary Surratt's role in the conspiracy to kill Lincoln. Not sure I learned much that is new, although the author did lay out a compelling argument for her conviction and execution. Still, it shows what bad lawyering and public condemnation will do in a legal case. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/9/2013

    " I chose to listen to the audio version. That might have been a mistake. I couldn't tell if the book was dry or if it was the reader or both. Anyway, I didn't finish it. I may go back to it someday....or I may just read the Wikipedia entry (if there is one). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michaela Eby | 12/6/2013

    " I loved this book. It starts off a little bit slowly, but is very informative and intriguing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianne | 11/27/2013

    " Very interesting topic but not always an interesting book. Such a historical event should be given the treatment it deserves instead of a dry one. I would recommend it, but with some reservation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Naugle | 4/8/2013

    " A little tedious, as it reads like a historical documentary (which it is)... not much for drama, setting, character development, etc. But a good record of the conspiracy leading up to Lincoln's assassination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 11/21/2012

    " very interesting & well written "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donnie Reeves | 7/16/2012

    " A wonderful and indepth look at the life and times of Mary Surrat---and her possible role in the Lincoln assasination. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas | 4/26/2012

    " Read for the Rolla Book club. Interesting book, I guess I have little knowledge of the Civil War and Lincoln's death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances | 3/10/2012

    " Was there enough evidence to convict Mary Surratt? The author feels there was. The trial in light of todays trials makes interesting reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 2/8/2012

    " Good, short book about Mary Suratt's involvement in the Lincoln assassination plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jose | 1/5/2012

    " audio book, i enjoyed it. helped me understand conspiracy, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mackindowd | 12/26/2011

    " OK. We all know how this story ends but couldn't Ms. Larson make it more interesting than she did??? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 12/24/2011

    " The conspirators treatment of Weichmann was just despicable. That being said, I really liked the book. Very interesting and well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 11/4/2011

    " Interesting historical account of the first woman executed in the US- academic but readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 10/13/2011

    " Generally a good book, but a few careless errors are made. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JoAnn | 8/5/2011

    " I read this a few months ago, but it was slow-going. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 7/31/2011

    " I am really enjoying this book. I went to see Kate Clifford Larson talk about the book in Richmond and thoroughly enjoyed it - she really made the story come to life and her written account of Mary's life only adds to that. A must for any history buff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 7/28/2011

    " Learned alot about the plot to murder Lincoln and Mary Surratt's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donnie | 7/18/2011

    " A wonderful and indepth look at the life and times of Mary Surrat---and her possible role in the Lincoln assasination. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 7/10/2011

    " I had been under the impression for a long time that Mary Surratt was sort of unfortunately caught up in the Lincoln assassination plot. After listening to this book, though, it seems she was in fact up to her eyeballs in the whole thing.


    Interesting, if a bit dry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 7/6/2011

    " I thought the subject matter was more interesting than the actual book. It really does drag a bit in places. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 6/21/2011

    " A little tedious, as it reads like a historical documentary (which it is)... not much for drama, setting, character development, etc. But a good record of the conspiracy leading up to Lincoln's assassination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 4/21/2011

    " Only wetted my appetite for more... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 4/16/2011

    " Very interesting.....did she or didn't she? This book has me wanting to read all sources I am able to find on this topic. An easy read, informative, and thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bekk1227 | 4/14/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to seeing the movie: The Conspirator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 3/31/2011

    " Pretty comprehensive account of the story of the first female executed in the United States. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 3/28/2011

    " one of the few nonfiction books that I have read lately, but I liked it. I felt the author really took the time and effort to show all angles of the plotting and actual murder of Lincoln in a factual manner. good book. "

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About the Author

Kate Clifford Larson is the author of the critically acclaimed biography The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln. She has been a consultant and interpretive specialist for numerous museum and public history initiatives, focusing on the lives and contributions of women in the making of our national identity.

About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.