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What If . . .?

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-12

For anyone who has ever wondered "What if . . .?" This outstanding work from the mind of Stephen King provides an entertaining and riveting journey through one man's quest to alter a defining moment in our nation's history.

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Not Quite "The Killer Angels" but a good read none

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. As a Civil War buff, I generally prefer true history books to historical fiction. That being said, I bought this book because of comparisons to Michael Shaara's "The Killer Angels" - one of my all-time favorite books. Initially had troubles getting into this book because, in my mind, I found myself comparing it to "Angels". Once I stopped doing that, and just listened to it on its own merits, I came to appreciate it for the well-written book that it is. Ralph Peters' insights into the characters' personalities and personal stakes in the battle are well-presented and a thoroughly welcomed deviation from the sometimes dry presentation of the facts found in many s history book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cain at Gettysburg?

Lee's realization that his pride, bordering on arrogance, sentenced many a man to die needlessly.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Peter Berkrot?

Yes. Mr. Berkrot did an excellent job on this book. His occasional habit of slipping in and out of accent while portraying a character (particularly noticeable when portraying those with an Irish accent) was slightly distracting but, all in all, he did an excellent job.

Who was the most memorable character of Cain at Gettysburg and why?

Private Billy Cobb. It was nice to see "God's hideous excuse for a man" in contrast to the typically presented "gentleman soldier."

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F@#$ing Hilarious!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-11

I stumbled on this book at Barnes & Noble the other day and was in tears I was laughing so hard. After finding this Audio version with Samuel L. Jackson, I am again laughing my ass off! Perfect choice for narrator. The only other person who might be able to pull it off as well that I can think of is, MAYBE, Adam Sandler.