THE CIVIL WAR, A NARRATIVE, VOL. 2 by Shelby Foote(unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
“In objectivity, in range, in mastery of detail, in beauty of language and feeling for the people involved, this work surpasses anything else on the subject.” (New Republic)
This volume is dominated by the almost continual confrontation of great armies. The key great battle at Gettysburg is given masterly treatment, not as legend has it but as it really was, before it was distorted by controversy and overblown by remembered glory.
Self-contained, this audiobook app is perfect for your commute, on a trip, or while relaxing. Based on a library-quality recording, this app was built especially for your iPhone and iPod Touch. No unreadable text, no endless scrolling on a tiny screen. The audio is of higher-than-normal quality, making for a great listening experience that will not tire your ears or grate on your nerves.
NOTICE: This app includes the exact same 5-star recording offered elsewhere at much higher prices. It was professionally recorded by Blackstone Audio’s Audie®-winning narrator Grover Gardner. You are not buying yet another amateur or volunteer narration. No clicks, background noises, throat clearing, mispronunciations, tinny voices or monotones will be found here.
“Here, for a certainty, is one of the great historical narratives of our century...” (Chicago Daily News)
•EXPERIENCE. About 45.5 hours of narration. Created as a Folium enhancedAudio™ edition, this book includes extra functions and features not found on lesser players.
•PLAYER CONTROLS. Includes listen (play), pause, multi-speed fast forward/reverse, jump ahead/back, chapter skip, volume control, one-touch chapter- and bookmark browser. There is also a “scrub” bar that finds any point inside the chapter with just a tap.
•SLEEP TIMER. Have you ever fallen asleep watching TV or listening to a book? If so, you'll love this feature. Once set, the book will stop, place a bookmark, and allow you to jump back to where you probably began dozing.
•CLEAR & ELEGANT DESIGN. Simple, clean, intuitive, and smarter than average.
•CHAPTER TIMINGS. Always know how much time it will take to finish a chapter. Plus, the progress bar at the top of the screen shows how far into the book you’ve come.
•OFFLINE LISTENING. You are airplane-ready! Once downloaded, listen uninterrupted without threat from a lost network connection. Downloads are usually just 5-10 minutes, but depend upon your network speed.
•AUTO-BOOKMARKING. The player remembers where you stopped listening and returns to that exact spot when you open the book again.
•TELL-A-FRIEND. An easy way to recommend the book to your friends or Twitter feed.
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RATING: Best suited for adults with an interest in learning about one of the most significant and bloody periods in American history.
This, the second volume of Foote’s acclaimed history, is dominated by the near continual confrontation of great armies. The Army of the Potomac, under Burnside, once again attempts to take Richmond, resulting in the bloodbath at Fredericksburg. Then, under Joe Hooker, they try again, only to be repulsed at Chancellorsville when Stonewall Jackson turns his flank—a victory for the South, but a bitter one, and one paid for by the death of Lee’s foremost lieutenant. In the west, Grant’s seven relentless efforts against Vicksburg show Lincoln that he has at last found his killer-general, the man who can “face the arithmetic.” The three-day conflict at Gettysburg receives book-length attention in a masterly treatment of a key battle, not as legend has it, but as it really was.
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