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Manhunt

The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild 12-day chase through the streets of Washington, DC, across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness.

James L. Swanson's Manhunt is a fascinating tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal. A gripping hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters, this is history as you've never listened to it before.

©2006 James L. Swanson (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

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Not factual but well told

This isn't a factual account of the event so not for history students looking for reliable documentation. It is though a well told story 'around' the facts of the event. I enjoyed it.

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  • Arlene Montemarano
  • 18-06-17

Totally fascinating

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying this exciting account.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All the characters are vivid and so interesting.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

Booth, of course.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Relive history!

Any additional comments?

Even with knowing the outcome, we were riveted.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-20

Wonderful!

This is one of the best books I have ever read. This book is even more detailed than Killing Lincoln.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-08-19

absolutely riveting

detailed, engaging, and thoroughly suspenseful. the author presents the various perspectives on Booth's crime. couldn't stop listening. highly recommend.

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  • Gloria
  • 13-09-20

Unabridged shouldn’t mean “throw in everything

This book is WAY too long. Some of it is really interesting but a lot of it is tedious

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  • Alan
  • 18-08-16

Written by a Booth fanboy.

I thought this was going to be told from these investigative side, but it was told from the criminal side. The author sounds like a Booth apologist, like he admired that man. I didn't like this book. Booth was a narcissist and a murderer and his decision to kill President Lincoln was based on one thing: racism.

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