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3.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 5 3.61 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Martin Narrator: John Pruden Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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Treasure hunters Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington are heading for adventure in Washington, D.C., the sleek, modern, power-hungry capital of America...and the crowded, muddy, intrigue-filled nexus of the Civil War. Their prize? A document of incredible historical importance and incalculable value: Abraham Lincoln's diary.

What if Lincoln recorded his innermost thoughts as he moved toward the realization that he must free the slaves? And what if that diary slipped from his fingers in 1862? A recently discovered letter written by Lincoln suggests that the diary exists and is waiting to be found. Some want the diary for its enormous symbolic value to a nation that reveres Lincoln. Others believe it carries a dark truth about Lincoln's famous proclamation - a truth that could profoundly impact the fast-approaching elections and change the course of the nation. Peter and Evangeline must beat these villains to the prize or risk a future that corrupts the vision for which Lincoln fought.

From William Martin, the New York Times best-selling author of The Lost Constitution, The Lincoln Letter is a breathless chase across the Washington of today as well as a political thriller set in our besieged Civil War capital. It is a story of old animosities that still smolder, old philosophies that still contend, and a portrait of our greatest president as he passes from lawyer to leader in the fight for the birth of a new freedom.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/18/2014

    " I loved that the history came alive in this novel. It put me in the present time just as much as it put me in 1870s. The suspense and characters carried the story throughout the book. I liked how the present time story intertwined with the past time seamlessly. The plot of the book is about how politics can be very corrupt but that their are some people who just want to find the truth and share that knowledge with the people that need it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/16/2014

    " Love this series. Best to start at the beginning but this is one of the best. It's a fascinating mix of 1st person history with a great story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas Tyrer | 1/11/2014

    " "Lincoln Letter" is told through simultaneous action in both the Civil War and modern eras. Unfortunately, the modern characters and setting cannot keep pace with those events and personalities surrounding the Lincoln White House. Much of the historical representation is interesting, and some characters have interesting color and interwoven back stories, but the action is less than breakneck and modern characters are more often disappointing caricatures. For any true fan of historical thrillers, there are several more viable options. This one, while not entirely unworthy, is better left to simmer on the back burner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Hillis | 12/8/2013

    " This is one of the best historical thrillers i have ever read. Can't wait till the the next Peter Fallon novel comes out!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Lussier | 12/1/2013

    " I love all of William Martin's historical fiction,esp. the Peter Fallon series. Another great book--couldn't put it down! Highly recommend his books--start with Cape Cod & go from there :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin Brandt | 12/1/2013

    " This was the first book I read by William Martin. I enjoyed the story line and hope to read more books by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/29/2013

    " Very entertaining book. It reminded me of the National Treasure movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arden Levasseur | 11/9/2013

    " This is a very interesting historical novel about a mysterious diary belonging to Abraham Lincoln. the story travels back and forth in time between present day and the years of the Civil War. Mr. Martin does a good job of describing the action of the war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Derby | 10/14/2013

    " Always enjoy Civil War novels. This comes from a very new approach. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 10/11/2013

    " I didn't get very far with this book because it started to remind me of the DaVinci Code or the National Treasure movies, which I refuse to see for many reasons, starting with Nicolas Cage, star pupil of the Keanu Reeves School of Acting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 10/5/2013

    " Reminded me of the " national Treasure " movies. Suspend your disbelief, relax and enjoy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary A. | 9/23/2013

    " History and mystery, Lincoln and the Civil War and current day Peter Fallon's search for Lincoln's Day Book. Well written and exciting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brad | 7/10/2013

    " Quit about 1/3 of the way through. I was expecting a present day mystery involving a lost Lincoln letter. And the few pages devoted to that was good. Problem was, it also took place in 1862 and that part, which consisted of the majority i had read, was mind numbingly boring "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 6/23/2013

    " I loved this book, as I have all the William Martin Peter Fallon series. There are so many characters, though, that sometimes I have to flip back to remind me of who the character is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 5/10/2013

    " Wonderful book. You are thrust into 1860's Washington DC. The streets and buildings come alive. William Martin is a magnificent historical fiction writer. He makes you hate to turn the last page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larryta | 4/26/2013

    " The first book I've read in Martin's series of bookseller Peter Fallon adventures. Breezy, light and perhaps slight, but catnip for fans of Lincoln, historical thrillers and the "National Treasure" genre of movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 4/23/2013

    " Been interested in the Lincoln-era recently and this book did not disappoint as a really good thriller/historical novel. Entertaining and smart- will be reading more of this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Bisson | 2/20/2013

    " another great historical novel by William Martin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 12/29/2012

    " Didn't know this was fifth in a series about a certain treasure hunter leading-man. Quick easy read. Very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 9/5/2012

    " Looking forward to reading more William Martin. Easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 9/2/2012

    " There is an interesting story buried in this book somewhere. The story is difficult to find in all of the boring descriptions of too many characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 9/1/2012

    " Wonderful read. How did I not know so much about Lincoln and the politics of his time? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nanci Donacki-thompson | 8/4/2012

    " This was my least favorite book by William Martin. It did not have the excellent detail of his previous books and almost seemed like it was part of a serial. Although the subject was interesting the book seemed rushed. "

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About the Narrator

John Pruden is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. His exposure to many people, places, and experiences throughout his life provides a deep creative well from which he draws his narrative and vocal characterizations. His narration of The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers was chosen by the Washington Post as a Best Audiobook of 2010.