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HEARTS TOUCHED BY FIRE The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

by | Read by Joe Barrett, Traber Burns, Robin Field, Grover Gardner, Malcolm Hillgartner, John Pruden, Sean Runnette

History • 51 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

This long program is the “best of” a collection of firsthand war reminiscences published in the 1880s. Grover Gardner is the lead and standout in a repertory of experienced and mostly capable narrators. They’re usually both clear and engaging, lending vitality to the text through intonation and pacing. Some occasionally apply artificial or repetitive patterns of intonation rather than letting the text lead the way—such as Robin Field, who makes a weak and unconvincing Grant. The lack of maps is keenly felt, and those who are not Civil War buffs may find themselves bewildered by the fog of officers’ names, troop movements, and topographical features. But overall, this is a strong, listenable production of a mammoth and notable work. W.M. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2011]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9781441793119 $69.95 • Forty Two CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441793126 $69.95 • Four MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2011

CS ISBN 9781441793096 pt 1 $99.95 each • Thirty seven (3 pts.) cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441793102 $160.00 • Forty Two CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441793126 $69.95 • Four MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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