A Must for any Civil War buff
Read by George Hearn
Lasts about 6 hours
Way back in 1989 I had to read The Killer Angels as part of a American Military History class while I was attending Indiana University. Since then I've read it 3 or 4 more times and I've recommended it to countless friends and students. Surprisingly, hearing it as an audiobook was an entirely new experience for me - it was much more powerful than I remembered.
|Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914)|
The Killer Angels won the Pulitizer Prize in 1975 and is one of the finest pieces of fiction, let alone historical fiction, that I have ever read.
The audiobook was brilliantly read by George Hearn and uses music from Gettysburg, the 1993 movie adaptation of the book (it is a faithful adaptation that just does not do justice to the power and tragedy of the book). This really is a beautiful production. More than once I had to stop it for the tears that came to my eyes due to the tragedy and spectacle of the battle (I am a Civil War softy - I tear up every time I watch the movie Glory as well). I do not particularly remember the soundtrack of the movie as being very moving, but it is used to great effect in the audiobook. It lasts about 6 hours and is well worth the purchase.
I rate this audiobook 5 stars out of 5.
This abridged audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: The Killer Angels
Reviewed on June 1, 2008.