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  • Witness to Gettysburg: Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Richard Wheeler
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Witness to Gettysburg brings the bloodiest, most crucial battle of the Civil War to life through on-the-spot eyewitness accounts. From the courageous fighting men and officers to the civilians watching as the conflict raged through their towns, from the reporters riding with the regiments to the children excited or terrified by the titanic drama unfolding before them, each account stems from personal experience and blends with the whole to create a startlingly vivid tapestry of war. In their own words, and through the eyes of their closest aides, such commanders as Robert E. Lee, Jeb Stuart, and George Meade.

    George says: "Incredible"
    "A Powerful Insight Into The Battle of Gettysburg!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who is curious about the Battle of Gettysburg and how people at the time reacted to and felt about the Civil War, and even their enemy across the field.


    What other book might you compare Witness to Gettysburg to and why?

    Obvious comparison is to Killer Angels. Although I would have to hear that book on audio to make a true comparison, I really can't see how it could be more riveting than listening to Witness To Gettysburg.


    Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

    Captain Schiebert - Prussian military observer with Lee


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The War of 1812

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
    • Narrated By George C. Scott
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    The United States emerged from the American Revolution still engaged in old world politics. In particular, America faced all the trade restrictions of the British Navigation Acts. As a result, The United States declared war on Great Britain in 1812, and proceeded to invade Canada, one of Britain's possessions, an invasion which failed. At a cost of $80 million in national debt and of a single party assuming almost unchallenged power, the War of 1812 has been called "America's most unpopular war".

    Carroll says: "A useful short history class"
    "Will Greatly Enhance Understanding of War of 1812"
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    What made the experience of listening to The War of 1812 the most enjoyable?

    Hearing the voices of different historical figures speaking in authentic language


    What did you like best about this story?

    Background leading up to war


    Which character – as performed by George C. Scott – was your favorite?

    James Madison


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Mysterious and Amazing War of 1812!


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent commentary on events leading up to and included in War of 1812. Voice of George C Scott was quite animated. But I would have appreciated more eyewitness stories from battles and opinions on military strategy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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