We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Jack Hinson's One-Man War Audiobook

Jack Hinson's One-Man War

Regular Price:$31.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

A quiet, wealthy plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest. Opposed to secession and a friend to Union and Confederate commanders alike, he did not want a war. After Union soldiers seized and murdered his sons, placing their decapitated heads on the gateposts of his estate, Hinson could remain indifferent no longer. He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge.

This remarkable biography presents the story of Jack Hinson, a lone Confederate sniper who, at the age of 57, waged a personal war on Grant's army and navy. The result of 15 years of scholarship, this meticulously researched work is the only account of Hinson's life ever recorded and involves an unbelievable cast of characters, including the Earp brothers, Jesse James, and Nathan Bedford Forrest.

©2009 Tom C. McKenney (P)2016 Tantor

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (39 )
5 star
 (28)
4 star
 (9)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.8 (37 )
5 star
 (32)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.5 (37 )
5 star
 (24)
4 star
 (10)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Jason Mount Juliet, TN, United States 11-19-16
    Jason Mount Juliet, TN, United States 11-19-16 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    107
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    336
    32
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing everyone should know this story"
    Where does Jack Hinson's One-Man War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the very top of my non fiction list. I can not praise the author enough for his research and ability to turn that into the story of Jack Hinson and everything that went on around him during that tragic time in history.


    What about David Colacci’s performance did you like?

    He is a excellent narrator and perfect for this story, listen and I'm sure you will agree.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't believe I've never heard of the story about Jack Hinson it really is almost to hard to believe but it really is fact. Even if your not a fan of history this is a real page turner one of those American history events you should really read about for yourself.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    DZ 01-17-17
    DZ 01-17-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Historically accurate Nonfiction as captivating as Author's prose"

    As a special forces veteran, kudos to the author for his captivating writing style, history research, and insight into combat and sniper TTP - all intricate to this little known piece of the Civil War. Also: outstanding narration.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 01-02-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enjoyed learning the history of this incredible man ..."

    As a well-read history buff, truly amazes me that I was unaware of this man. Hinson's story, lost to history for so long, was a fascinating listen. Civil War was a brutal period of our nation's history ...

    Some portions of the book felt a bit tedious; otherwise, would have been rated 5-stars.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jody 05-29-17
    Jody 05-29-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story with perfect narration"

    Overall a great story - it draws you into Jack Hinson's world and holds you there to the end. David Colacci has to now be my favourite narrator, with a soothing voice, perfect English, and a pace that is just right.

    The things about the book I didn't like was that there were many redundant parts - phrases that were repeated to the degree I thought I'd accidentally rewound. Also, more than half the book was the set up and backdrop of the story, with little on Jack's story until the last half. Finally, there is a sometimes not too subtle southern bias in the story that at times makes you raise your eyebrows, but if you keep reading it passes.

    Overall, a comoelling story with a brilliant narration, and well worth the read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    LDMorris 04-08-17
    LDMorris 04-08-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it."

    Great story about a little known historical figure that deserves to be brought out into the light.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Damian 03-12-17
    Damian 03-12-17 Member Since 2013

    Criminal Defense Attorney and Combat Deployed Green Beret/AB Ranger (Iraq/Afghanistan/Other Places). Santa Fe, New Mexico

    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    36
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An obscure chapter of the Civil War"

    admirably researched and wonderfully revealed by the author. The scholarship is most refreshing...if only because it does not bow and genuflect at the altar of political correctness. The author is clearly a Confederate sympathizer, but more important than his partisanship is his story of a father "on the other side" who does what most of us would be inclined to do, but probably would not. The author necessarily takes large liberties with the thoughts and reflections of the sniper - which are impossible to know - but he brings to light an often overlooked story of the conflict...that of the war ravaged southern citizen. Altogether, an excellent book on a breed of man tough, tragic and, finally, Noble.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jimmy Beans J 02-03-17

    Books are the file which remove the edges we all accumulate from day to day collisions with life. Lt. Gen. Marcus T. Leaf

    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    103
    27
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story hampered by poor author"

    First off let me start by sating that this is an exciting story of a truly awesome character. The problem lies mainly in the mediocre writing abilities of the author partly due to what appears to be a southern sympathies bound up in his work. I cannot determine if this is simply an attempt to bring his character's points of views into life or perhaps reflects his own personal thoughts but it is a but irritating to be drug through the same old revisionist arguments concerning the Southern States reasons for secession and subsequent war. It was never about slavery, the author reiterates time and time again. " State's rights to succeed" and while that is partially true it is also overly simplistic and absolutely and deliberately misleading. The prose is given to overuse of poetic revelation and a meanders a bit too far into romanticizing the south into some sort of genteel and idealic rural paradise. One in which the slave looks fondly upon his benevolent master and looks on with apprehensive trepidation and confusion as the Northern States terrorize and threaten his way of life. The author even spends a whole 10 minutes trying to justify the south's stance on slavery by pointing to cases of historical hypocrisy in the North....but of course thats not why the Civil War was fought.... Honestly though these things aside the book is saved by the story and worth the annoyance.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.