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I am a history lover and have read many books and listened to a number of audiobooks about the Civil War.
The chapters cover some excellent material although I would have liked to hear more personal stories from regular participants and more casual observers.
The biggest problem with this audiobook however is that their is virtually NO introduction to the chapters. In many cases the listener is left wondering exactly who is saying what and in what context.If you miss the 1st 10 seconds of a chapter you are pretty much left wondering what the chapter is about and/or having to rewind to see if that was even mentioned.
It would also be helpful if the Audible app had descriptive chapter names rather than just chapter numbers like 1..2..3..which by the way do not match the narration's chapter numbers..
I would still recommend the audiobook but I personally think it needs to be redone with an introduction for each chapter clearly explaining the basic who/what/where/when..
It seems obvious that there was originally a hardcover book with additional illustration and references that the publisher failed to include/address with the audio version unfortunately.
Aside from all this the material is well sourced and is valuable for those with an interest in the war and US history.
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Any additional comments?
The anthology nature of the work screams for better navigation and descriptions. I don't necessarily want to listen to it in order since the chapters can stand on their own. I would like to be able to jump around and listen to the chapters that interest me and skip the ones that don't.
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