Letters, telegrams, and military maneuvers are the focus of this Civil War history, which recounts Lincoln’s presidential administration day by day in the year 1864. Mel Foster narrates in a flat tone, barely differentiating between speakers and events. Describing some of the bloodiest action of the war, he keeps his voice steady and even, a style that does not engaging emotionally with the events. Foster's narration may disappoint listeners who prefer more drama, especially in a story of war. Listeners will learn about the politics and military strategies of the last year of the war, as well as all the matters great and small that held Lincoln's attention. Yet Foster’s reading does not draw listeners into the emotional aspects of that year. M.B.K. 2010 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2010]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2009
CD ISBN 9781400111442 $49.99 Sixteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781400161447 $34.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2009
CD ISBN 9781400141449 $99.99 Sixteen CDs
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