Abraham Lincoln

  • by Carl Sandburg
  • Narrated by Arthur Morey
  • 44 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Originally published in six volumes, which sold more than one million copies, Carl Sandburg’s Abraham Lincoln was praised as the most noteworthy historical biography of Sandburg’s generation. He later distilled this monumental work into one volume that critics and readers alike consider his greatest work of nonfiction, as well as the most distinguished, authoritative biography of Lincoln ever published.
Growing up in an Illinois prairie town, Sandburg listened to stories of old-timers who had known Lincoln. By the time this single-volume edition was competed, he had spent a lifetime studying, researching, and writing about our 16th president. His extraordinary portrait brings fully to life the country lawyer who would become one of the most influential and beloved presidents of the American republic. Additional information about the author can be found at: http://www.nps.gov/carl.

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What the Critics Say

"A Lincoln whom no other man than Carl Sandburg could have given us." (Mark Van Doren, New York Herald Tribune Book Review)

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Customer Reviews

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No Spoiler Alert

Yes, we all know how the story ends.

But this significant book (44+hours) was well worth the listen. Carl Sandburg tells the story of Abraham Lincoln in a way that had me feeling like I knew the man. I learned the good, bad and completely unexpected about Mr. Lincoln, his beliefs, his relationships, his humour and the amazing times in which he lived.

Arthur Morey was a wonderful narrator, balancing his delivery and dialects in a measured, respectful and, I thought, unbiased way.

The ending was sad because it felt like I had lost a friend.
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- Joseph

Sandburg, the master wordsmith

What made the experience of listening to Abraham Lincoln the most enjoyable?

Realizing the gravity of whom the biography was written and who wrote it; both giants in their place in our history.


What did you like best about this story?

That it revealed the common themes of our politics then and now. It also emphasized how close the Union came to dissolution.


What about Arthur Morey’s performance did you like?

Arthur Morey was steadfast - it was a long book - that he brought remarkable sound to the written words of Sanberg.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I have a long commute and confess that I drove with wet eyes more than a few times.


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- William

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio