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By Rob on 01-19-08
Good all around
Civil war buffs and those interested in naval sagas should certainly enjoy this title!
This is a good all-around recounting of one of the least known, but greatest sea-going epics of the civil war.
I had read several shorter accounts of this ship, and was curious if this audio book could fill in more of the details. I was not disappointed.
The story is well told as based upon the diary of the executive officer of the ship. His "sharing" the command with an older officer leads to some interesting story lines with regards to the power struggles over the long voyage.
There are a few times when the narration seems to stall out, but this is mainly when the diary gets monotonous (as I am sure the voyage was), and it is easy to "soldier" through this portion as you await the outcome.
The narration is above average.
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By Four Terriers on 01-29-08
Well Paced, Very Detailed
This is one of those rare history books that covers a specific event, seemingly inconsequential, and makes it fascinating. The detail is exceptional, thanks to the source of the material, and the narration considerably above avarage. While not a nail-biter, this audio book is very engaging.
Hollywood butchered "Ghost Soldiers" but this would be a good chance to make amends.
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