• The American Game

  • By: Jeff McArthur
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-30-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bandwagon Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (7 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

For three long years, the American Civil War has raged across the nation, scorching the land, leaving thousands dead, and tearing families apart. The endless fighting has hardened the hearts of soldiers of both sides. 
But on a lonely field in mid-Tennessee, some of those soldiers will come face to face with one another in a series of ball games. Stalled in a stalemate, the soldiers start out with small bets on who is better at the game; but as the wagers increase, so do the risks. 
In order to play, they will have to accomplish what their governments were incapable of doing to avoid the war, compromise. Each man will bring his own ideas and rules to the sport, and together they formulate their own form of the American game. But they have to be cautious, for soon the war will catch up with them, and they will be forced into conflict once again.
©2014 Jeff McArthur (P)2018 Jeff McArthur
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5 out of 5 stars
By Keith LaDue on 04-30-18

Just a little slow in the telling.

A little slow....just like baseball. A very wonderful story about the Civil War. Showed how brothers directly fought brothers on both sides. Very graphic, just like the Civil War was. Amazing how both sides could stop fighting, play baseball, then continue butchering each other. I highly recommend this book. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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5 out of 5 stars
By EWyatt on 04-26-18

In a League of Its Own

What did you love best about The American Game?

I am not a baseball fan but I am a history buff so I decided to take a chance on this book. I am so glad that I did! The characters were believable and easy to relate to. The moral dilemmas they faced made me wince, and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each character as their individual stories were told retrospectively. I wanted to meet these characters in real life! And now I also want to learn more about the sport of baseball and more about the Civil War.

What about Steve White’s performance did you like?

His performance was excellent, especially considering the number of characters he had to voice and the various dialects he had to master.

There was a raspiness, perhaps machine noise, that came across in the background at times. Also, towards the end of chapter 13 there was some kind of glitch where the recording slurred and repeated itself briefly. The rights holder might want to investigate that.

Any additional comments?

I was given this book in return for an honest review.

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