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by | Read by John Allen Nelson

Fiction • 13.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Turtledove's historical fiction about the Civil War battle over Fort Pillow, Tennessee, presents narrator John Nelson with a particular challenge. The novel shifts among numerous characters, most of whom hail from Tennessee, which means that Nelson cannot rely on different accents to distinguish one from another during the story’s dialogue. But that hardly explains why he voices virtually all of them with exactly the same gravelly—though highly entertaining—delivery. With all the characters, including the legendary Confederate General Bedford Forrest, sounding precisely alike, listeners must quickly memorize names and backgrounds to follow the story. And though the story itself is exciting enough, Nelson chooses a rather bloodless delivery for the narrative. M.O. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2009]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2009

CD ISBN 9781400111398 $37.99 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400161393 $24.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2009

CD ISBN 9781400141395 $75.99 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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