Yes, very good history mixed with good fiction.
General VonSteuben because he knew how to have a good time.
I spent several years as a Revolutionary War reenactor because I could not fathom what that war was like..... listening to this, I could so totally FEEL what it was like to react & perform the drill that transformed the Continentals I continue to feel the pride of a soldier for other soldiers.... even better than their first Rev War novel!
I spent about an hour listening to it and just couldn't get past the OVER dramatization of the narration. I'm sure this is a good book based on other reviews, but the dramatization just ruined it for me.
The narration by William Durfis is very good as he makes the character's come to life with their own personalities. This alone makes the audio edition worth the listen.
New Gingrich has several historical/ fiction books available. The book's content is rooted in historical facts and of course the dialouge is fictional, but realistic.
William Dufris did a fantastic job in voice acting this book. Callista's voice was a welcomed edition, however it was inconsitent as she occasionally spoke for Martha Washington, while Durfis also spoke for the former First Lady.
This is a 19 hour listen and I completed it over several days while traveling.
I thought I knew some history of the American Revolution. After listening to this great book I was interested from the first word to the last. The characters are very believable. Thank you for the great book. I am looking forward for more from this team of writers.
There were so many moments where this book almost brought me to tears. It is such a compelling story of the sacrifices that so many Americans made so that we are able to enjoy the freedoms we have today. It talks about the contributions made by so many different Americans that it warms the heart.
In these trying times it helps put into perspective that the challenges we face today are not nearly what our fore fathers faced.
Not only was I given a stirring accounting of the history of my nation, it gave me personal stories that were woven in. I found myself sitting in my garage after driving home from work so I could listen longer.
The bravery, suffering and endurance made me teary. I'll be recommending this book to my friends and family
My dad used to say to us when my 3 brothers and I were growing up, 'What do they teach you in school? I can't believe you don't know your US history'! Well, he was right! I learned so much from this book and loved it! The story was so engaging, the narration spot on and I literally cried at the end. So very good! You will do yourself and your noggin a favor by listening, enjoying and enriching yourself!
Loved the book! Learned more about the Revolutionary War and Valley Forge than I did in school those many long years ago. It's "History" with flesh and the authors are very good storytellers. It kept me interested from start to finish. Highly recommended to anyone. Only negative is the reading of the women's parts by Callista Gingrich. I had the feeling she was just reading lines and put no real emotion into the reading. But overall - just loved it!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book; I cried, laughed and was impressed by the depiction of the sacrifice & endurance needed to give us the Republic we now take for granted.