The full cast dramatization of Blood and Iron by Dan MacGregor will grip anyone who loves fictionalized history. You are given a tour of the Spanish American war through the life of a young marine named Levi Rankin. Rankin's intelligence combined with his skill with a buffalo rifle catapults him in the thick of the action. It also exposes him to the challenges of leadership as his courage in battle gains him recognition, fame and promotion. The book reintroduces one to the character of the nation's fighting men in the time of Dewy and Teddy Roosevelt. Rankin's life tells us about courage, sacrifice, love, loss, pain, success, and true character. This production is gripping and will leave you wishing MacGregor would produce volume 2.
Excellent, as I listened to the last bids of information made me feel down. I wanted it to go on and on. I finished it about a week ago and I still can recall chapters of the audio book.
The writing is okay. Quite unremarkable. I think this audio recording may do a tremendous diservice to the book. The voice acting is terrible. It would have been much better if they had just used a single narrator. I found the accents really got on my nerves.
I've been an Audie Awards judge since 2008. I have enjoyed audiobooks since the days when they were called "Books on Tape".
Ignoring the many historical inaccuracies (trench guns didn't come out until WW1 - hence the name "trench" gun), some of the voices were wrong for the charcters.