Highly detailed and accurate, you will find yourself in the middle of General Buford's skirmish line as he tries to halt the Confederate advance into Gettysburg. You will feel the anguish and hell of war - of the slaughter that took place in the wheat field. You will live the heroism of Picket’s doomed charge and hear the immortal words that President Lincoln delivered in his consecrating address some four months later. No matter your loyalties, Gettysburg will have your heart pounding with its thunderous action, high adventure, and suspense.
©2008 Jerry Robbins (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“Here are the fatigue, the despair, the pain, the screams, the deafening cannon plowing through human ranks, death, and dismemberment. Sometimes the politicians are heard, more often the generals and officers and foot soldiers. One would swear that a newspaper reporter with cassette recorder in hand was dashing around the battlefield in the thick of it.” (AudioFile)
I am a homeschooling mom of four children. I love history, fictional and biographical, and I do appreciate a true story that's well told.
It could have been the best audiobook for 6th - 8th grade but it was spoiled with too much cursing for a homeschool library. You expect there to be violence but not the foul language. The radio drama was amazing and accurate otherwise! Grant it there were no f-bombs but plenty of Damn, Hell, or G-d....sad I must return it. I hope the whole series is not like this :( It seems to be made for young listeners but then...ok...this horse is dead!
I thought it would be very much like the series by Jerry Robbins called Powder River and it could have been. THAT was a western with shoot-em-up stuff and still it did not have all the cursing.
It would be great if AUDIBLE.COM offered a rating system for parents and teachers like the movie and TV industry has. That way we could make informed choices based on CONTENT.
I knew little of the battle and I wanted a radio show that would fill in the gaps of my knowledge. This way I could reinforce what I already know and research my weak areas. I'd read the other reviews and the CRT production is accurate.
Pickett's charge. No question. President Lincoln's thoughts, not just about the battle, but about the men in the battle.
I have listened to the Jarrem Lee Ghost Hunter series (pure fun) the outstanding production of Ticonderoga, and both Bradbury offerings, Dandelion Wine and Something Wicked this way comes. The latter equal Gettysburg in everything. And the previous reviewer was correct. This 3 hour radio show is accurate to the battle. I'm happy to have taken the time to listen to an hour each night from July 1-3, 150 years after the fight.
There has been many tag lines from many movies made about this battle, but I think the best tag line from this CRT production is "I'll remember." I didn't see this coming and I'm sure Jerry Robbins and the CRT gang knew when it was written it would have to be delivered a certain way and by a certain person. Well done Yankees. For me specifically this line brought it all together. Once upon a time I used to be a soldier.
I hope CRT and Jerry keep bringing these productions to life, despite all the hard work. Now, I'm going to pick out another production!
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