After enjoying the civil war and WWII series I was anxious to listen to this one. While the detail is great, the flash back device is over used and becomes distracting. The female character voice, done by Ms. Gingrich makes a good attempt, but is outshined by the male reader.
Extraordinary recap of a misunderstood and underappreciated snippet of time. Yes, the story plodded along in detail, but that helps listeners understand how bad these men suffered (for our future) in breadth and depth. Overall a surprisingly fantastic read for me in reflecting upon what it really took to create our nation against the odds. The narrator worked hard at distinguising many characters, and should have tried the limited female character instead of the poorly done woman who was distractingly used.
This whole book surrounds the mighty battle at Trenton. However, the authors skillfully laid out the battle with flashbacks to previous battles as well as Thomas Paine's contributions. Absolutley worth it. Very much as gripping as 1776 (McCullough)
This book is amazing. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has an interest in the revolutionary war. I have listened to approximately 20 books and this is by far the best. I think I finished this book in about two days because I could not stop listening. This book is historical fiction and the authors do a great job of developing the characters, as well as giving an accurate account of the historic river crossing.
It's a great mix of history and fiction. Living our comfy 21st century lives, we have no idea what it was truly like to fight in the Revolution. It portrays George Washington, Thomas Paine and other historical figures with a personal touch.
I have enjoyed all of Gingrich's and Forstchen's history novels very much but Gingrich's daughter is a horrible reader and can only barely be tolerated. Durfris is not very good but becomes more acceptable as you progress through the novels. Callista is horrible and never changes regardless of which character she reads.
This was my first non-fiction selection and I was skeptical at first, because I hated history in school. However, this book was very well written and way more entertaining then any old history school book. It's inspiring to hear the situations that were before our American army of that time in comparison or contrast to the struggles we face as a country in this time. I'll recommend this book to anyone and everyone!