Birth of a Nation

  • by James M. Butler
  • Narrated by Anthony R Schlotzhauer
  • 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A group of friends create the opportunity to change history. They grab it with both hands, oblivious to what consequences altering time may bring. George Brinton McClellan is ecstatic over his latest promotion. Charged with bringing the rebels in Virginia to heel, he prepares to meet the rabble with a well-trained, disciplined army. What he doesn't know is that events of the distant future are about to alter his life in ways he never expected. Birth of a Nation is a story of change, warning of the dangers when one people try to impose their will on others. The year is 1861 and the American Civil War threatens to ravage a continent. Can the band of friends from an uncertain future succeed in their quest, or is history doomed to repeat itself?


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Worst Narration Ever

What would have made Birth of a Nation better?

The story was sort of interesting but the narration was horrible, the absolute very worst. The guy has poor distinction between character voices. I could have lived with that but not the incorrect pronunciations, stuttering, email chimes, cell phone noise, background noise and poor overall audio quality.

Would you ever listen to anything by James M. Butler again?

Maybe this story if another narrator was used.

What didn’t you like about Anthony R Schlotzhauer’s performance?

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to like about this guy's narration. Hint: he should go to a quite room to record but first learn how to read and re-record parts where he messes up... that would mean re-recording this whole book!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story was interesting but the narration made it simply too unpleasant to listen to at all.

Any additional comments?

I might buy the book to read myself. The premise was interesting, much like Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove. But no author should allow Schlotzhauer to voice their books. Even the free podcast of books are better than this guy, who I am assuming was paid for his "work."

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-13-2015
  • Publisher: Jamesdomus Books