Civil War Battles
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  • 1
    Manassas: The Civil War Battle Series, Book 1 | James Reasoner

    Manassas: The Civil War Battle Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By James Reasoner
    • Narrated By LLoyd James
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    Storm clouds are approaching Culpeper County, Virginia, in early January 1861. The troublesome Fogarty brothers have been raising havoc across the countryside, and when the local lawman, Will Brannon, returns from another futile attempt to track them down, he finds the townspeople abuzz. South Carolina has seceded from the Union, and rumor has it more states will follow, perhaps even Virginia.

    Disappointed in 1st book

    As the first book in a large series, 'Manassas' really disappointed. While some of the character development was interesting and necessary (if predic..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 09 2006 by Stephen (Newton, MA, USA)
  • 2
    Shiloh: The Civil War Battle Series Book 2 | James Reasoner

    Shiloh: The Civil War Battle Series Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By James Reasoner
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    As the Civil War sweeps across the country, it finds the most wayfaring member of the Brannon family of Culpeper County, Virginia, working as a wharf rat at the Mississippi River port of New Madrid, Missouri. Caught up in a bar fight he tried to avoid, Cory Brannon is rescued by Captain Zeke Farrell, of the riverboat Missouri Zephyr, who offers him a job as part of his crew.

    good 2nd book

    good story and much improved from the first book - I look forward now to #3

    Reviewed on June 15 2005 by David (West Newton, MA, USA)
  • 3
    Antietam: The Civil War Battle Series Book 3 | James Reasoner

    Antietam: The Civil War Battle Series Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By James Reasoner
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Antietam is the third book of eight spanning the Civil War and describing its effect on one southern family. The Brannon brothers answer the call to arms at different times, and the family finds itself struggling with dilemmas it never had considered.

    Really the Battle of the 7 Days

    In this the 3rd book in the series -- clearly the best so far. The author has placed different Brannon family members in with different parts of the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 14 2005 by David (West Newton, MA, USA)
  • 4
    Chancellorsville: The Civil War Battle Series Book 4 | James Reasoner

    Chancellorsville: The Civil War Battle Series Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By James Reasoner
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Chancellorsville is the fourth book in a series of historical novels spanning the Civil War and describing its effects on one southern family.

    Being in the right place at the right time

    If you have gotten this far into the series you are as bitten by the Civil War Battle series as I am and it keeps getting better. The host of characte..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 21 2012 by Neil Chisholm (Buninyong, Australia)
  • 5
    Vicksburg: Civil War Battle Series Book 5 | James Reasoner

    Vicksburg: Civil War Battle Series Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Reasoner
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Vicksburg is the fifth book in a series of novels spanning the Civil War and describing its effects on one southern family.

    A splendid presentation of fact and intrigue

    Pageless Page Turner

    Reviewed on March 12 2013 by Tom Stoddard (MURRIETA, CA, US)
  • 6
    Gettysburg: The Civil War Battle Series, Volume 6 | James Reasoner

    Gettysburg: The Civil War Battle Series, Volume 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Reasoner
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Stonewall Jackson was dead, but Confederate morale was never higher. Will and Mac, the two eldest Brannon sons, are in the ranks of the Stonewall Brigade and Jeb Stuart's cavalry. As Jackson’s former corps marches up the Shenandoah Valley, Lee's army follows, and they eventually clash at Gettysburg. Will is kept in the thick of the combat around Culp's Hill, while Mac sees action with the Southern cavalry at Hanover.

    So moving and so heroic

    As I thought would be the case if you have gotten this far in the series you will care about the different members of the Brannon family and how the w..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 01 2012 by Neil Chisholm (Buninyong, Australia)
  • 7
    Chickamauga: The Civil War Battle Series, Book 7 | James Reasoner

    Chickamauga: The Civil War Battle Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By James Reasoner
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The Southern setbacks of July 1863 have fallen hard on the Brannons, for two sons were with Lee in Pennsylvania and one was at Vicksburg. They still mourn the loss of another, Titus, presumed dead but actually interned in a Northern prison camp for seven months.

    The best one so far

    This may be the 7th in the series, but I enjoyed it the most. Great sets of characters coming together to resolve some story lines of the different B..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 06 2006 by David (West Newton, MA, USA)
  • 8
    Shenandoah: The Civil War Battle Series, Book 8 | James Reasoner

    Shenandoah: The Civil War Battle Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James Reasoner
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    The last half of 1863 has taken a toll on the Brannon family, but a Christmas lull in the fighting brings home Mac and Will as well as Titus, the son believed to have been killed in the war. Though his return is joyous news, Titus is devastated when he finds his wife remarried and pregnant. In his bitterness, he unleashes a personal war on the new family.

    A Tale of Two parts

    This is now the 8th book of the series I have listened to and the author continues to produce a very good series with some unpredictable surprises! ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 23 2006 by David (West Newton, MA, USA)
  • 9
    Savannah: The Civil War Battle Series, Book 9 | James Reasoner

    Savannah: The Civil War Battle Series, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By James Reasoner
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    Following the defeat of Confederate forces at Chattanooga in November 1863, the battered Rebel army, including a bitter Cory Brannon, retreats slowly toward Atlanta. A large Union army led by Gen. William Sherman is marching to the coastal city of Savannah, laying waste to the territory through which it passes. Meanwhile, the Brannon family farm in Culpeper County, Virginia, is now behind enemy lines, the great plantation house in ruins.

    Another Good Story

    Once again the author does a nice job of weaving several character threads together to make a good story -- some in Texas and others in South Dakota w..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 20 2006 by David (West Newton, MA, USA)
  • 10
    Appomattox: The Civil War Battle Series, Book 10 | James Reasoner

    Appomattox: The Civil War Battle Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By James Reasoner
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    With the conclusion of the ten-volume Civil War Battle Series, the multiple strands of the story are woven toward their resolution. Members of the Brannon family are involved in battles spread across the country. In the Shenandoah Valley, Mac and Titus fight alongside Fitzhugh Lee. Nathan Hatcher wears the Union blue in the Dakota Territory, while in the Deep South, Cory fights against William T. Sherman and Henry rides with Nathan Bedford Forrest in Alabama.

    Not a Disney ending

    For over 100 hrs I have listened to the story of the Brannon family living and fighting through the Civil War. At times its been a bit cheesy but over..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2012 by Neil Chisholm (Buninyong, Australia)