I enjoyed listening to this lecture series. The breaks between the various lectures was a little annoying, but it did offer a means of finding a good "stopping point".
I found two faults with this lecture though. First was his "opinion" thrown in at various points. He was very clear at those times however and stated it was his opinion. I am no professor, but I will just say, I disagreed with one or two of his "opinions".
I did find one other fault, but it was more to do with the recording than with the lecture. When I down loaded my Audible book, it came with 4 parts. Part 1 and 2 followed chronological order just fine. but something happened between Part 2 and 3. Part two ended with Joseph Hooker loosing at Chancellorsville and Part 3 begins with Grant heading for Chattanooga. There is a WEALTH of history between those two points in time. I was really looking forward to hearing his thoughts on Grants campaign to Vicksburg and Johnsons conduct across South Alabama and South Mississippi. Since no one else has has reported or commented on this problem, perhaps it was just my download. :-(
Overall the lecture is very good and very well laid out.
If this is the authors style of writing, I will not try to find another by him. Perhaps others like this dry "story by the fireside" type of novel, but I found it extremely boring, the characters very dry, and the action non-existent...much like an English play.
My next listen will be something with action, drama, character. Maybe a war story!! Anything to revive my listening experience.
I doubt I will listen to him again.
I read other reviews before I purchased this book. Many of them said this was a very good book. Perhaps we just have very different definitions of what is "very good".
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