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  • Pickett's Charge

  • A New Look at Gettysburg's Final Attack
  • By: Phillip Thomas Tucker PhD
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Pickett's Charge is a detailed analysis of one of the most iconic and defining events in American history. This book presents a much-needed fresh look, including the unvarnished truths and ugly realities, about the unforgettable story. With the luxury of hindsight, historians have long denounced the folly of Lee's attack, but this work reveals the tactical brilliance of a master plan that went awry. Special emphasis is placed on the common soldiers on both sides, especially the non-Virginia attackers outside of Pickett's Virginia Division.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another brown nosing for general Lee .

  • By paul hadfeild on 02-09-18

Masterful In-depth and captivating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-18

Though this book is very long it holds you with every chapter. It is very in depth with first hand accounts to put to rest over a century of myth and misunderstanding.

The story of Pickett’s Charge was only one part of a three day battle but was the defining moment of the battle and like many battles before was close to being a victory

Well worth the read and the narration is easy to listen to and the first hand accounts make the story come to life.

  • Dresden

  • Tuesday 13 February 1945
  • By: Frederick Taylor
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

At 9.51pm on Tuesday, 13 February 1945, Dresden's air-raid sirens sounded as they had done many times in the previous five years - until then most always a false alarm. No searchlights probed the skies above the unprotected target city; the guns had mostly been moved East to counter the Russian advance. By the next morning, 796 RAF Lancasters and 311 USAAF Flying Fortresses had dropped more than 4,500 tons of high explosives and incendiary devices.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Myth shattering

  • By Mark h on 20-01-15

Myth shattering

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-15

Wow so much information not only about the raid and the days around it but a full history of the town from humble beginnings to seat of kings. All I thought I knew was challenge with evidence and the pace of the story kept you hooked. The appendix provide modern information and figures that shed light on the reasons we think we know so much but that we truly only know a little. Great read!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

  • An Indian History of the American West
  • By: Dee Brown
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Dee Brown's eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the 19th century uses council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions. Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I learned so much

  • By Cliff on 23-01-13

How greed killed a peoples

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-15

Amazing story from the true Americans. How through "rascally" ways white settlers and successive government ignored treaties and broke promises to steal Indian land and lives. To hear the voices of those Indians who's names have become legends as evil savages and how they where in fact great leaders pushed to extremes.

I could not stop listening to this book and spent long nights listening to it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Unseen Academicals

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always so much more than fantasy

  • By Mary on 27-12-09

Foot the ball game for the masses

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-14

Where does Unseen Academicals rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a continuation of the Pratchett franchise on a footballing theme. The standard is excellent with narration by Stephen Briggs

What other book might you compare Unseen Academicals to, and why?

Any of the disc world novels

What about Stephen Briggs’s performance did you like?

His accents

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh at the one liners or the double entendre equally funny

  • Night Watch

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,438
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,020
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,019

Truth! Justice! Freedom! And a hard-boiled egg! Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he's back in his own rough, tough past, without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck. Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. But he must survive; he has a job to do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Serious fun.

  • By Will on 15-11-11

Very funny

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Night Watch to be better than the print version?

This is easy to listen too and use

What other book might you compare Night Watch to, and why?

Snuff follow Sam Vimes in disc world

Have you listened to any of Stephen Briggs’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I enjoy Stephens accents which bring the characters to life