• The American Game

  • By: Jeff McArthur
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-30-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bandwagon Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)

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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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4 out of 5 stars
By David on 03-23-18

Excellent tale, well-told

This is a terrific mix of civil war historical fiction and baseball story. Rooted in facts, the author weaves a multitude of interesting characters around common themes of civil war stories with a lot of great baseball tidbits. While I read it, I kept thinking it would make a neat movie, only to learn in the afterward that it started as a movie that eventually didn’t get made. The cinematic elements are brought out by the fine audio narration, as the reader makes the characters and setting come alive with strong descriptive vigor. He does a great job. Two thumbs up for the listening experience.

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By Gregory G. Ragan on 02-13-18

Excellent story and reading!

I throughly enjoyed The American Game. It is a great story of two warring regiments of the Civil War and how they found a little peace on the baseball diamond. The author gives an insightful look into the past of how life was for both Yankee and Rebel soldiers.

The reading by Steve White was also excellent! He really got you transfixed in the story with the different voices of characters and emotions that played out during the novel. I will definitely check out some of his other works.

Overall, a wonderful book that I think could be enjoyed by everyone!

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