The Civil War in the West
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  • 1
    A Blaze of Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh | Jeff Shaara

    A Blaze of Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jeff Shaara
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (288)

    It's the spring of 1862. The Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse following the catastrophic loss of Fort Donelson. Commanding general Albert Sidney Johnston is forced to pull up stakes, abandon the critical city of Nashville, and rally his troops in defense of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Hot on Johnston's trail are two of the Union's best generals: the relentless Ulysses Grant, fresh off his career-making victory at Fort Donelson, and Don Carlos Buell.

    I Love Shaara, But Perhaps More in Print

    I have never been disappointed in a Shaara (either Jeff or Michael) book. This was slightly disappointing perhaps because of my expectation level. M..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 09 2014 by Wolfpacker (Fort Mill, SC)
  • 2
    A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg | Jeff Shaara

    A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jeff Shaara
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (198)

    Continuing the trilogy that began with A Blaze of Glory, New York Times best-selling author Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America’s long and bloody Civil War. In A Chain of Thunder, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, in the vaunted "Gibraltar of the Confederacy", a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general - and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause.

    No Maps

    It would be nice if maps were somehow vlsiable to the listener. I probably will not live that long.

    Reviewed on June 14 2014 by Amazon Customer (Albany, OR, United States)
  • 3
    The Smoke at Dawn: A Novel of the Civil War | Jeff Shaara

    The Smoke at Dawn: A Novel of the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jeff Shaara
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (222)

    Summer, 1863: The Federal triumph at Vicksburg has secured complete control of the Mississippi River from the Confederacy, cementing the reputation of Ulysses S. Grant. Farther east, the Federal army under the command of William Rosecrans captures the crucial rail hub at Chattanooga. But Rosecrans is careless, and while pursuing the Confederates, the Federal forces are routed in north Georgia at Chickamauga Creek. Retreating in a panic back to Chattanooga, Rosecrans is pursued by the Confederate forces under General Braxton Bragg.

    Another knockout!

    There has not been a book yet by Mr Shaara that has not disappointed me! The book is another masterpiece and Paul Michael's reading is superb as alway..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 01 2016 by Charlie H. (Billings, MT)