Among the most interesting audiobook I've listened to so far.
The true story & details about the Trojan Horse.
His narration gives life to the story.
I found the narration to be well performed and gave emphasis where needed.
The story brings life to the building of the transcontinental railroad. Very well researched and presented. I recommend readers visit the UP displays in North Platte, NE and Cheyenne, WY and the California Railroad Museum in Old Town Sacramento, CA.
Mr. Dodge, who first piqued Abe Lincoln's interest in the railroad, fought for it at the highest levels, surveyed most of the UP route personally and supervised much of the construction.
Have not listened to others.
The problems and solutions involved in getting the CP over the Sierra range, and the fraud involved in the UP.
Highly recommended for those interested in history and/or railroading. I've traveled the entire route both by car and rail - having been there adds a lot to the story - I would recommend listeners try to drive I-80 or take Amtrak's California Zephyr as they both run close to the original route (except for the Zephyr thru the Colorado Rockies rather than the original route through southern Wyoming). I only gave 4 stars to the story as there are some repetitive moments in the book.
The book is extraordinarily well researched, written and read. Despite the sometimes overwhelming detail I was never bored with the writing or the performance. Well done everyone!
Guns of August is extraordinarily researched and detailed. It amazed me how so much information could be written in such a way that it is more like a complex and well told story. Despite the minute details, this is probably the most impressive compendium explaining why the war that nobody wanted became the war that everyone fought.
Nadia May did a wonderful job of presenting this work audibly.
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