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Kew Gardens, NY, United States | Member Since 2013

  • 2 reviews
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  • 103 titles in library
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  • Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history–the most intimate and richly readable account we have had–of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced the greatest battle of the Civil War, and one of the greatest in human history.

    W. F. Rucker says: "A Fresh Look at a Famous Battle"
    "Excellent overview of one of the more famous battl"
    What made the experience of listening to Gettysburg the most enjoyable?

    I've read many histories of the Battle of Gettysburg and when I first saw The Last Invasion hitting bookstores, I said I've read enough and decided not I wasn't going to get the book but as I flipped through it in the bookstore, I realized that it did a really good job of reviewing the strategic elements of the battle, and the steps that led both armies involved to the fields of Gettysburg, with balancing the stories of soldiers on the field. Then, when I joined Audible, I decided to listen to the audio version of the book so I picked this book as my first choice as an Audible listener. I enjoyed the reading of the book and the Q&A session at the end with the author. Definitely an audio book I'll listen to again.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There are so many it's hard to pick one.

    Have you listened to any of Robertson Dean’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first Robertson Dean audiobook I've listened to but he did an excellent job.

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many moments in this brutal battle were moving but Pickett's Charge would, I suppose, have to be the standout.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Snow & Steel: The Battle of the Bulge 1944-45

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Peter Caddick-Adams
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer, Tim Reynolds

    Between December 16, 1944 and January 15, 1945, American forces found themselves entrenched in the heavily forested Ardennes region of Belgium, France, and Luxembourg defending against an advancing German army amid freezing temperatures, deep snow, and dense fog. Operation Herbstnebel - Autumn Mist - was a massive German counter-offensive that stunned the Allies in its scope and intensity.

    richard says: "fascinating and thorough, painful narration"
    "Very detailed account"

    Snow & Steel matched my expectations for an account of the Battle of the Bulge, going into tremendous detail on the buildup to the battle, the battle itself, and the aftermath to the end of the war and beyond. Well worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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