The narrator ruined this book for me. The overly theatrical Southern accent was to over the top. I recommend that all interested listeners sample this book before buying. I was really expecting something special for a Pulitzer Prize winner, but the entertainment value of this book was not close to it's composite rating in my opinion.
Without a doubt, I believe that Michael Shaara's great story, The Killer Angels, has left its place among the great literary war novels. I had read the novel years ago, but had recently decided to listen to it again on audible. The performance is nothing short of astounding. It will keep you listening in your car long after you've arrived to your destination.
Incredible story, first time I read it was in college. The book was mandated reading for history class. This book and that professor became two of my favorites to this day.
Loved it... couldn't wait to find time to hear again and again. Narration was spellbinding. Learned so much about the Civil War and I now want to go to Gettysburg
This is a fantastic book, if you are interested in the Civil War you must not miss this one!!!!! This book won the Pulitzer and it was well deserved !!!
Good book and I don't really care for novels. However, this novel was repeatedly mentioned positively by my fellow visitors and guides during my recent visit to Gettysburg. For this non-historian but Civil War buff (not expert) it was historically accurate. The narrator was ok but sentimental in his reading which seemed to get a little gooey at times. I recommend the book.
There are not many books that I have listened to three or four times. This is one of them. I find it compelling every time I go through it.
If you know anyone that you want to interest in Civil War history, this book should do it.
This book was a pleasure, if a rending one. The characters come truly to life and one can actually feel the bullets streaking by in this excellent reading.