From America's master storyteller and writer of historical fiction comes the dramatic conclusion to the North and South saga.
The Civil War has ended, but the Hazards and Mains have yet to face their greatest struggles. Even as the embers of old hatreds continue to burn in the heart of a nation torn apart by war, a new future in the West awaits a new generation of Americans seeking a life of their own - and a place to call their own.
Filled with all of the vivid drama, passion, and action that have made John Jakes the acclaimed master of historical fiction, Heaven and Hell is the tumultuous final chapter in one of the greatest epics of our time.
©1982 John Jakes (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Of course this is a graphic study of the aftermath of the civil war. Very ugly. Just be aware that violence described done to women and children is not spared in any sense what so ever. This novel includes a gratuitous antagonist with a vendetta against the main character family. A waste of time in my opinion. I like historical fiction and this added antagonist is just plain raunchy violence in the story.
Realistic and mostly entertaining. Interesting on how NOT to do things when dealing with a psychopath. The author is good at keeping you hanging.
Most enjoyable end to the trilogy. Criticism that the book leaned to heavily towards Charles and his life are unfounded. If you enjoyed the first two books, you will enjoy this one.
Spring City Jim
I'm sad that this tale is over as it was outstanding. I'm going to miss the adventures of the Hazard and Main families.
Yes, great reader
When Constance was killed. Sorry if I spoil a moment
No extreme reaction
I like a long series. This story kept me engaged 90% of the time and the narrator did not have any quirks that made it difficult to listen. He wasn't as animated as I prefer, but he did an acceptable job. I would recommend this for someone who enjoys long series and doesn't mind if it slows down from time to time.
All three books were great, the narrator was very good and I would highly recommend this series to anyone.
I just achieved App Master!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible
In the final book it all comes together.Charles has the biggest part in the third book and its a great story.Charles is trying to find his way.He finds a new girl and starts his life with his son Gus.the rest of the Manes and Hazerds are up to their normal stuff.. John Jakes does a great job again with the real life history around these two great familes. Grover Gardner narrated all three books,he does a great job and he has the perfect voice for this series.I hate to see this series end im sure ill read it again...
The third book in this series brought me to major tears on several occasions .... one particularly harrowing. The fictional story mixed with historical facts paints a vivid picture of life after the Civil War and the plight of so many Americans of all races. It has made me angry; made me incredibly sad. I have cried with and then cheered for the hero of this third book. I have listened to the three books in succession and thoroughly enjoyed this epic tale. Grover Gardner's talent with accents and his emotional portrayal of the characters made everyone of them seem so real. I would recommend this series to anyone with an interest in this period of American history. Loved it.
I read so I can write
I can't say enough about this series. Each and every one of the characters contributes to make this story of the years of the civil war so real it is hard to believe it is fiction. Mr. Jakes has done a brilliant job and Grover Gardner is the perfect narrator.
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