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  • Undaunted Courage

  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123

In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and - by way of the Snake and the Columbia rivers - down to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed astounding sights. With great perseverance, they worked their way into an unexplored West. When they returned two years later, they had long since been given up for dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great detail about this historical event...

  • By Christopher on 05-03-03

Master story teller sharing an amazing adventure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

The Lewis and Clark Expedition is nearly mythical in our culture as far as the exploration goes but the actual dangers, the journey and the leadership of the two captains are details we sometimes miss. Stephen Ambrose was a master of weaving the threads of historical events and maintaining the interest of the reader/listener. It is hard to comprehend how such a small band of men could travel in unknown lands and endure harsh weather without losing a man. But they did. And Stephen's story brings it all to life! Thank you, Mr. Ambrose.

  • Appomattox

  • The Civil War Battle Series, Book 10
  • By: James Reasoner
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Disney ending

  • By Neil Chisholm on 04-07-12

Appomatax--not the end...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-06

What a terrific wrap up on a terrific series. I had not realize how long hostilities continued after Lee's surrender to Grant in the war of Northern Aggression. Getting all the family back together in a clean manner, then having them lose the farm to carpetbaggers and move to Texas was unexpected---and well done. Now he can write more about the Brannon's and their adventures!!! Read them all 10 novels!

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  • Chickamauga

  • The Civil War Battle Series, Book 7
  • By: James Reasoner
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best one so far

  • By David on 02-06-06

Reasoner series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-05

WOW. What a clift hanger book 7 is. If the last 3 books in the series are as good as the first 7, I cannot wait to get them! Excellent approach to involving people. This series is not about the war, but it is about people and how families were affected by that war. A must read.

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  • Vicksburg

  • Civil War Battle Series Book 5
  • By: James Reasoner
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

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

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Next Steps

  • By DDomann on 07-03-15

Outstanding---as were the first 4

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-05

All I can say is: 'when will book 6 be ready and available?' Reasoner has personalized the war of northern aggression and shown, dramatically, the effects of war on men, families and a nation.
Hurry up---I know another one is ready to be recorded!!