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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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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?
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Wonderful book. Didn't want it to end. Super narrator
Reading all John jakes books worth every penny 👌
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!