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I have never been disappointed in a Shaara (either Jeff or Michael) book. This was slightly disappointing perhaps because of my expectation level. My first Shaara experience on Audible. Maybe this one would be as good as the many others I had read in print. The battles are more difficult to visualize with no maps at least for me.
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Would you listen to A Blaze of Glory again? Why?
Yes, largely because I've listened to most of the author's books on more than one occasion. While fiction, it's very fact intensive and listening a second time tends to provide more insight into the story.
What did you like best about this story?
As with all of the author's novels since "To the Last Man," at least a portion of the story is told from the perspective of someone serving on the front line. This, to me, makes these novels stronger even than his father's "Killer Angels" and the two follow ups written by Jeff. People that haven't served in war have no idea what the average soldier goes through on a daily basis while serving the front lines, so the perspective provided by Mr. Shaara is both real, fascinating and frightening all at once.
Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I believe, but can't be certain, that he has read many of Mr. Shaara's novels. If I am correct they are all outstanding jobs.
Who was the most memorable character of A Blaze of Glory and why?
The front line infantrymen.
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This is the first of Shaara's books I have read (despite repeated recommendations from my Dad). It describes important history in the style of a historical novel, mixing fictional characters with famous personalities. I found it a great way to bring life to a history that could have been very dry and hard to understand. What is interesting is that this book is the first in a new series of four books, all dealing with important aspects of the Western theatre of the American Civil War, and I look forward to the next installment.
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