I have read the entire set and am now listening to it too. It is good history and a good read -- almost impossible to put down despite the wealth of detail. Eminently fair in perspective.
The recorded version is very well done.
I have read Foote's three volume Civil War Narrative twice and thought I would give the audio version a try. Excellent narration of Foote's fine work. Highly recommended and certainly one of best audiobooks around.
This is one of those pieces for which it is difficult to write a review. I find myself searching for some priority of commedatory adjectives. Is it superlative, or outstanding? Excellent or remarkable? In the end, I would like to offer Mr. Foote my thanks, shake his hand, and buy him a beer - he deserves no less
THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS BOOK SHOULD GIVE EVERYONE A PERSPECTIVE OF THE WAR AND IT'S REAL UNDERTONES. THE NARRATOR LEAVES A LOT TO BE DESIRED.
This series by Foote is an excellent dramatization of historical facts and data presented through the eyes of those involved with the various battles and conflicts of the worst war in US history.
I'd known of Shelby Footes' work for some time. But I hadn't gotten around to reading this piece. Mr Foote should be everyones first choice when they care to study the War of Northern Aggression.
too much detail of each battle without enough interpretation of its significance. Reader has a monotone voice. Great listen if you have insomnia. You'll be asleep in 5 minutes, guaranteed. Suggest "the civil war" from "the teaching company."
after all the good reveiews i had high expectations for this book. so far, not so good. the narrator's voice is hard to listen to and often the quality of recording is not so great. also, it seems that the narrator has trouble pronouncing some words correctly. not enough to where you dont know what he is saying, but enough to where you notice.
as far as substance, the book is fair but not good or great.
I had to decide between this and the alexander hamilton and i picked this, and i regret it.