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The Main and Hazard families clash on and off the Civil War’s battlefields as they grapple with the violent realities of a divided nation.
America's master storyteller continues his reign with Love and War, a story steeped in passion and betrayal. With the Confederate and Union armies furiously fighting, the once-steadfast bond between the Main and Hazard families continues to be tested. From opposite sides of the conflict, they face heartache and triumph on the frontlines as they fight for the future of the nation and their loved ones.
With his impeccable research and unfailing devotion to the historical record, John Jakes offers his most enthralling and enduring tale yet.
©1982 John Jakes (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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By Erik on 10-21-13

Can't believe I haven't read this before...

Others have criticized book 2 in this series as not as good as the first. I disagree, and found the story a natural extension of the first. It is, however a fairly dark story, but entertaining and captivating nonetheless.

The story was very well done. Well researched, it is what I would consider as accurate as far as can be in a work of fiction. Be forewarned, however, that this also means that terminology and attitudes of that era are also presented the same way. For those with a thin skin, this could be somewhat shocking.

Although my favourite narrators tend to be Brits, Mr. Gardner is well matched to this series. I thoroughly enjoyed his pace, inflections, and interpretations of characters.

So, keeping things short, if you have any interest in the Civil War era, and perhaps a glimpse into how the US has evolved into what it is today with regards to politics, this series may be of interest to you while simultaneously providing a darned good story.

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By Woodbine75 on 02-19-13


Would you consider the audio edition of Love and War to be better than the print version?

The American civil war and its many component intrigues me. I have listened to many books about this era however John Jakes has done a splendid job in his books – North and South, Love and War. Apart from just enjoying the books, I also learned something about the North and South that I never knew.
I love the story lines- mixing history with some make belief. You feel as if you were there. Both books (since they are connected) as a whole have left a deep impression in my heart about valuing relationships. I am glad a few characters in the book got what they deserved and also very sorry that one of the main characters died. I guess the story will not be realistic if this did not happen.
I have already pre-ordered the last book – Heaven and Hell. I would like to see the three books made into a movie :)

The narrator - Grover Gardner could not have done better - good job

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love and War?

When Orie died or when Charles found his son

What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

I loved every part of his performance. Loved the way he could switch from one character to the other

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

movie - perhaps?

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By joanna on 10-02-17


Wonderful book. Didn't want it to end. Super narrator
Reading all John jakes books worth every penny 👌

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By Brian holmes on 08-15-17

Another excellent presentation of an amazing story

Once again Jakes does not disappoint. a fantastic story again. You really do go through this ride with the characters and at some points the story actually has you gasping aloud. Grover narrates this brilliantly... though his English accent is hilarious and makes dick van dyke sound like a Londoner but to be fair, there are many characters and accents so he all in all he does a great job. highly recommended!

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