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Love and War: Volume Two of the North and South Trilogy | [John Jakes]

Love and War: Volume Two of the North and South Trilogy

The Main and Hazard families clash on and off the Civil War’s battlefields as they grapple with the violent realities of a divided nation. America's master storyteller continues his reign with Love and War, a story steeped in passion and betrayal. With the Confederate and Union armies furiously fighting, the once-steadfast bond between the Main and Hazard families continues to be tested. From opposite sides of the conflict, they face heartache and triumph on the frontlines as they fight for the future of the nation and their loved ones.
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Publisher's Summary

The Main and Hazard families clash on and off the Civil War’s battlefields as they grapple with the violent realities of a divided nation.

America's master storyteller continues his reign with Love and War, a story steeped in passion and betrayal. With the Confederate and Union armies furiously fighting, the once-steadfast bond between the Main and Hazard families continues to be tested. From opposite sides of the conflict, they face heartache and triumph on the frontlines as they fight for the future of the nation and their loved ones.

With his impeccable research and unfailing devotion to the historical record, John Jakes offers his most enthralling and enduring tale yet.

©1982 John Jakes (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Dennis 02-06-13
    Dennis 02-06-13 Listener Since 2004

    Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!

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    "Very good story --- but not equal to vol. one!"

    Though this second volume was very good it seemed to fall short of the first. There is a great deal of unnecessary dialog that I felt was to NO point or purpose in the story! The aforementioned seemed to make the story/book a bit to looooooong.

    Irrespective of the above comments I GENUINLY look FORWARD to volume three!!!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Lou Cave Creek, AZ USA 12-29-13
    Linda Lou Cave Creek, AZ USA 12-29-13 Member Since 2014
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    "UNNECESSARILY RACIAL (AS OPPOSED TO "RACIST")"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    White people only. I have never been over-sensitive to racial slurs and/or racism in literature, as long as it is done in the proper context. This book, however, takes racial hatred and ignorance to a level that I found hard to bear.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Well, I thought it was going to be John Jakes" Heaven and Hell", the 3rd book in this series. I'd already purchased it. But I'm returning BOTH books.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    Grover Gardner was outstanding. His mastery of the southern and northern accents was great. Plus there are so many different characters in this book, yet he was able to give each its own identity.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    ANGER. Anger at a level that I haven't experienced in decades. I actually thought I might hurt somebody by the middle of Part 2 - which was as much as I could take.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is very well written and researched. However, John Jakes went a bit far in his depiction of racism among American whites. I have never EVER before been upset by the use of the word "nigger" in books or the description of the oppression and cruelty endured by my people as slaves in this country. I loved Shelby Foote's "Civil War" series because it gave an accurate, unbiased, and non-stereotypical account of that period in American history. I have many books about racism - both fact and fiction - in my Audible.com Library of over 1,400 audiobooks but I don't know what it is about this book which took me over the cusp of what I could handle. Not just as a black person, but as a HUMAN BEING. I sincerely hope that Jakes exaggerated the cruelty, the hatefulness, and the ignorance of white people towards black people in the years before, during and after the Civil War. This account doesn't stress enough the economic necessity for slavery, which I understood, if I didn't actually agree with. Here, Jakes depicts the only need for slavery was because whites merely hated blacks so much - that the only place for us was in chains or having our women raped or, as one character states in this book, to be be freed only to be shot and killed on sight. I was nauseated by John Jakes' characterization of white people towards blacks. No book nor movie has ever made me this sick in my stomach. I'm even more stunned by the fact that I seem to be the only person appalled by this book. This story could have been written without the level of hatred that it depicts. I am left to wonder what was really in Jakes' heart when he wrote this book. It also disturbs me to think that white people are STILL this awful and hateful. For the first time in my life, I am afraid....

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Mapleton, Ut, United States 08-22-15
    Daniel Mapleton, Ut, United States 08-22-15 Member Since 2008
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    "GRIPPING"

    This series has given me an outlook on our history that I have felt but could never put into words. Mr Jakes does that for me. Thank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anne 05-20-15
    Anne 05-20-15
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    "Loved!"

    Have been delving into Civil War historical fiction and this did not disappoint. Am looking forward to book 3.

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    N. Hyde 05-14-15
    N. Hyde 05-14-15

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    "Love history."

    if you enjoy history you will like this book about the civil war. It is long and I liked that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    gabby schmidt 05-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "This book is even 10 times better than the first!"

    loved it! Same natrorator as the first book, excellent accents performed for different characters, and long and windy plot with all sorts of side stories usually left out of main stream historical depictions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    F. Edmunds 03-14-15
    F. Edmunds 03-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great sequel to original"

    There were a few slow parts in this book but all in all a very enjoyable listen. This book gave me new insights to the Civil War which I did not previously have and that is also worth something.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beth S. Harris 03-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Kept my attention"

    For all 40 hrs. The author was very good at bringing the reality of that war and its impact to life

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    Lewis Likens 03-12-15
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    "Kept Me Interested"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book during hours of commuting. The author kept me eager to hear the next twists and turns of the story.

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    Old? 02-11-15
    Old? 02-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Educational /Enjoyable Book"

    The narrator made it all come true . Looking forward to another Jakes book. Audible books make "reading" fun. Recommend listeing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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