With Lee in Virginia

  • by George Alfred Henty
  • Narrated by John Bolen
  • 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this heroic clash of opposing conviction, Vincent Wingfield, a young spirited teenager and heir to a southern slave plantation, bravely proves his sympathy for brutally treated slaves and becomes a staunch supporter of slaves' rights. But, with the onset of the Civil War, Wingfield's fidelity to the state of Virginia leads him to serve under Robert E. Lee's cavalry and fight for the Confederacy.Through his courage and readiness, he survives hairbreadth escapes, attempts on his life and two imprisonments. Henty provides an intriguing insight into the war's famous battles, the characters of Robert E. Lee and his lieutenants, and the vast complexities of the saddest conflict in the history of the United States.


Audible Editor Reviews

This classic novel about a Southern soldier and an escaped slave he helps during the Civil War was written during the postbellum period. The style of prose and the vocabulary make the story's main value (above pure entertainment) that of appreciating the history of the novel in America. John Bolen does many accents and voices with pleasant results; however, his women's falsetto voices turn out to be downright hilarious.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Narration is wonderful and dramatic! My son and I found ourselves listening until the early hours. This book is very accurate concerning the history of the Civil War, while telling a wonderful tale filled with suspense and bravery. This one is a winner.
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- David

This could have been better...

This story is interesting enough, although it certainly resembles the 1985 television series NORTH & SOUTH in many places -- and the filmed story is much better performed. The narrator of this audiobook apparently felt the need to immitate each character's voice, whether male or female, and all of these voices & accents sound so similar that it's very difficult to determine who is speaking. He should have just read it in his own voice! I'll give two stars to the author, but the narrator gets zero.
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- Max

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2004
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio