The Bloody Ground: Battle of Antietam, 1862 : Starbuck Chronicles

  • by Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by Ed Sala
  • Series: Starbuck Chronicles
  • 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Critically acclaimed author Bernard Cornwell’s Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles have been hailed by The Washington Times as the “best thing to hit Civil War fiction since Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels.”
Nate is given command of a battalion of undesirable soldiers—including deserters and murderers —and sent to join the action at Antietam Creek. There, during the bloodiest single day of the entire war, Nate and his men must find the courage to survive the brutal horrors of combat.


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Great read. Strong story, good character development and solid plot - all placed seamlessly and full of detail into historical context. Excellent narration is the cherry on top. A great way to obtain a riveting first-person account (albeit fictionalized) of the Civil War. This is the first Starbuck book that've I've read, and I definitely plan to pick up the other three.

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- S. Bruno

Another Great Story From Cornwell

The last of the Starbuck Chronicles lives up to all my expectations. This is Cornwell at his best; the story is gripping, bloody and full of action. Cornwell continues to develop the Starbuck character as he builds on previous volumes; we say goodbye to some characters (unexpectedly) and hello to others.
My only criticism of this series is that it ends here. Cornwell dropped this series in favor of the lucrative “Sharpe” series. The chronicle is unfinished and from Starbucks point of view there remains some unfinished business. We can only hope that Cornwell someday returns to complete the series.
Ed Sala provided a very good performance that certainly matched the narration of previous volumes.
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- Gordon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-21-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books