Promise of Glory
- Narrated by: Tom Parker
- Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-06-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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This is the story of the battle of Antietam and the events leading up to the single bloodiest day in the entire Civil War. Union casualties topped 12,000 and Confederate casualties exceeded 11,000. Such memorable figures of military history as Lee and McClellan, as well as Burnside, Longstreet, Hooker, and Jackson, all took part.
Promise of Glory is the story of these men, their officers, and the soldiers of both armies who so valiantly served their cause. C. X. Moreau has faithfully created their common history and brought to life the drama and tragedy of Antietam. Promise of Glory is a truly epic narrative of the American War between the States.
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By Dr. Mark D. Alicke on 08-08-08
Promise of Glory
If endless cliches and purple prose are your preference, this is a great audiobook. Otherwise, you might want to stay away--it makes you roll your eyes so much you need a bottle of aspirin. I am willing to tolerate bad prose in an audiobook far more than in print (I even enjoyed The Da Vinci Code), but this was just too much. I lost count of how many times a person experienced a "chill down his spine."
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Cisco Rivera on 09-04-10
"He felt his temper rising"
This book is an interesting read, but seemed somewhat lacking in depth. As a fan of the Civil War, I was hoping to find a gem, instead I found over-used phrases and a weak ending. The author seems to make an attempt to create an equal to "Gods and Generals" or "The Killer Angels", but fails to do so. Not enough description of the actual battle, and too much focus on what seems to be irrelevant characters.
Overall the book was okay, but wasted the potential to be a great novel.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful