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Edward

Duanesburg, NY, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Stephen W. Sears
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (57)

    The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: On this single day, the battle claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. In Landscape Turned Red, the renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam as experienced not only by its leaders but also by its soldiers, both Union and Confederate.

    David says: "Excellent Book"
    "Landscape Turned Red"
    Overall

    One of the best accounts of the Battle of Antietam that I've ever read. The book is amazingly detailed. It's clear that an incredible amount of research went into the writing of this book, including the most detailed account of the Battle of South Mountain I have yet read. A must read for any true Civil War Buff who is interested in the who,what,when and why of a battle

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Chancellorsville

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stephen Sears
    • Narrated By Richard Davidson
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    A former editor of American Heritage, Stephen W. Sears has collected a wealth of new sources for this definitive portrait of one of the most dramatic battles of the Civil War. Using scores of letters and diaries written by soldiers from both Union and Confederate armies, Sears’ narrative history seeks to strip away the gloss of later commentary and restore the battle of Chancellorsville to its original voices.

    Edward says: "Engrossing"
    "Engrossing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Chancellorsville in three words, what would they be?

    Lee's greatest victory


    What did you like best about this story?

    Brilliantly told story of one of the most complex campains of the Civil War .Well detailed and researched . Anyone no matter what their level of knowledge of civil war history will find this book entertaining .


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

    I haven't listen to any of his books before . But I fiound his unusual and dramatic style entertaining and added greatly to my enjoyment of this book. I think the narrator is one of my very favourites .


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gettysburg

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Stephen Sears
    • Narrated By Ed Sala
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (77)

    Best-selling author and acclaimed Civil War expert Stephen W. Sears, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “arguably the preeminent living historian of the war’s eastern theater,” crafts what will stand the test of time as the definitive history of the greatest battle ever fought on American soil. Drawing on years of research, Sears focuses on the big picture, capturing the entire essence of the momentous three day struggle while offering fresh insights that will surprise even the best versed Civil War buffs.

    John says: "a couple of grating mispronunciations"
    "One of the best books I've read on Gettysburg"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Gettysburg the most enjoyable?

    The readers casual style made combined with Mr. Sears style of prose made for an enjoyable listening experience.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The battle of Gettysburg was the greatest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere., and one of the most studied. The author puts together regimental histories peronal memoirs and other historical data and turns it into a beautifully written narrative which even a novice student of the american civil war will enjoy. The book encompasses the entire gettysburg campaign and is a must read for anyone who wants more than a rudimentary history of the civil war.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By H. W. Crocker III
    • Narrated By Bill Wallace
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (50)

    Get ready for a rousing rebel yell as best-selling author H. W. Crocker III charges through bunkers and battlefields in The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War. Crocker busts myths and shatters stereotypes as he profiles eminent and colorful military generals, revealing little-known truths, like why Robert E. Lee had a higher regard for African-Americans than Lincoln did.

    Vincent says: "The American Civil War Made Simple"
    "The David Duke history of the Civil War"
    Overall

    What a waste of time. The author glosses over the estimated 550,000 deaths caused by these traitors to their country. The author would like us to believe that slavery would have died eventually in the CSA of it's owen volition. Yeah right. This book contain nothing new about the Civil War, but seems to try to justify the South's secession. I would suggest Battle Cry of Freedom if you would like to know why the South started the war.

    16 of 49 people found this review helpful
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Frank Haskell
    • Narrated By Tom West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    What really happened at the Battle of Gettysburg? Frank Haskell was there: a young officer in the Army of the Potomac. Here is his eyewitness report - written only days after the event. An intelligent and insightful soldier, he made valuable observations of the battle and its participants. Stand with him at the wall and relive Pickett's charge.

    Edward says: "The battle of gettysburg"
    "The battle of gettysburg"
    Overall

    It was interesting to get the perspective of someone who was at the battle. The book was written a short time after the battle, and therefore only contains those events the author was witness to. Thus the lack of detail about the first day of the battle and the fighting on Culp's hill. The main problem I had with the book was the terrible sound quality of the recording though the narrative was quite interesting.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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