The content is unique to the Gettysburg books and well organized. Having read a dozen plus works on the battle, this one offers new texture, tone, and imagery...not easy to do.
The voices are carefully crafted and weighted correctly to fit the witness.....very few stereotypic cliched voices here - refreshing given what others have done to works like The Killer Angels etc. clearly expands one's visions of Gettysburg.
Varied, intelligently studied with an awareness of the usual traps in affecting Southern, female, and the anxious voices of combat. He has many interpretations and uses them very well.
I have read this book 4 times however this was the first audio experience. The power of this novel was completely undermined by a voice that tried to stretch its range, force stereotypic accents, and over dramatize the excitement and tension of battle. The voice carries no "experience" and generates an atmosphere that seems to be broadcast from an American suburban development- not a 19th century battlefield.
Great book, bad theater.
It is the best book in capturing the atmosphere of the unfolding drama of Gettysburg.
Yes. Completely. As described above
It moved me to read it. Annoyed me to listen to it.
Report Inappropriate Content