I saw a TV movie years ago and wanted to refresh myself on the story. I'm so glad I did. Richard Poe did a great job reading this book. His voice is pleasing to listen to.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a great story. Even though it was a story from pre-WW1, the heart of the story can be very contemporary.
I could listen to this story again. It was good to follow a family through several generations from the civil war through world war 1.
This is one of the great novels of the 20th century, one thst is overlooked in favor of Steinbeck's more popular book, The Grapes of Wrath. The narrator takes his time with this magnificent multi-generational story and gives it the seriousness that it deserves. Marvelous production.
When I began this one, I knew many people viewed it highly. What I didn't know was that it would alter me. I found myself wanting to continue listening, no matter what I was doing, which happens, but not like this. I was engaging in a conversation that was held before me, yet alluded to far beyond me. The epic narrative has changed my perspective on words as a whole. As an English teacher, grandson, friend, son, and father - I am moved. I will carry the idea presented in the quote that "By whipping himself he protected himself against whipping by someone else." I see that clearly.