• by David Nevin
  • Narrated by Geoffrey Howard
  • 19 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The war of 1812 would either make America a global power sweeping all the way to the Pacific or break it into small pieces bound to mighty England. It was a second revolution of sorts to prove to the British that America had to be taken seriously. The principal players in this drama were James and Dolley Madison and Andrew and Rachel Jackson. Their courage and determination would shape America's destiny.


What the Critics Say

"Crammed with color and captivating characters." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Couldn't stand the narrator

If you're considering this book, I suggest listening to the sample first. I wanted to listen to this book, but dumped it because ...

The. Narrator. Is. So. Determined. To. Enunciate. That. He. Has. The. Pace. Of. A. Talking. Robot.

No way am I putting up with that choppy delivery for 19 hours. Fortunately, the nice folks at Audible gave me a credit for another book when I called and asked.
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- T. Naughton

Easy & enjoyable but less content than I had hoped

This book is certainly an easy and enjoyable listen. The reader is excellent. However, the book bares a striking resemblence to a historical romance novel - "heaving bosoms" and "swelled loins" while discussing Andrew Jackson & James Madison. Less romance and more historical content would have made this a more satisfying book. After 20 hours, I thought I would have learned more about the book's subject matter.
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- Laura

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-13-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.