Dom Jolly tells a funny story but with context and details that draw you in. I don't agree with him politically or in matters of religion but he doesn't bring those viewpoints in often enough to make the book difficult to listen to. He does a great job reading the book, making you feel as though he is telling you a story instead of reading it. This is the second book I read by him (dark tourist being the first - another great read) and I hope he puts out more.
When I hear "Civil War" I generally begin to find a nice place to rest my head as I'll soon be asleep. So why did I get an audio book on the Civil War then? Because I like different and strange true stories (even about the Civil War). Tim Rowland delivered these stories and Fred Sanders did a great job of telling them. I enjoyed the format, the storytelling, and the divergence from normal Civil War recounts. I was able to form a new view of 19th Century life and some of the lesser characters that made the period far more interesting.
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