Excellent and in-depth coverage of world events. Particularly helpful when there is some crisis in the world and you want to hear it from more than the U.S. perspective. My only complaint is that they don't hire folks to download the weekend programs as well.
The book speaks well to both the end of civil war era and as a modern parable for today. If we think our war veterans come home today the same people who left, we are mistaken. The two main criticisms I have heard don't hold water with me. First, I hear the romance isn't realistic. For him, it most certainly would be since he had been snatched out of his normal life to go and fight. He would yearn for that one relationship that meant most back home as it would represent so much to him of what he lost. For her, with the circumstances the way they were, the same can be said. Second, people complain about Frazier's voice as a narrator. While true that many audio books are read by professional narrators, Frazier's voice adds a sense that Inman himself is reading this (there was a real Inman whom Frazier is a descendent). I think it is a regional thing too. Frazier sounds like he's from North Carolina (which he is). It adds a added sense of realism. I'm sorry it doesn't work for everyone. Kudos galore. One of my favorites.
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