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This is a great story, very well read!! more Catton. please! More Civil War please!
Where does Grant Moves South rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Excellent. The details of Grant's move down the Mississippi and the battles in Tennessee and Mississippi gives you insight into Grant's methodology and his ability to see strategy like no one else in the Civil War. Also Grant's tenaciousness in seeing that the war would only be won by destroying armies was essential to the success of the war.
What did you like best about this story?
The details of the weather, land and engineering difficulties endured and overcome by Grant's strategy and his ability to think outside the box. Gives you a different perspective about what the Union soldiers endured during this campaign. Bronson Pinchot does a fabulous job narrating this history. He emphasizes where necessary but lets the words speak for themselves. His performance lures you into the campaign and helps you to understand more fully the complexities of this western struggle for the Mississippi Valley. His narration is understated. He understands that the narrator is telling the story not acting it out.
Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?
Grant of course. His emergence from obscurity to great general is the core of the story.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The moment when William Tecumseh Sherman convinced Grant not to resign his commission. Sherman did the country a great service.