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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (201 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ralph Peters Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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Two mighty armies blunder toward each other, one led by confident, beloved Robert E. Lee and the other by dour George Meade. They'll meet in a Pennsylvania crossroads town where no one planned to fight. In this sweeping, savagely realistic novel, the greatest battle ever fought on American soil explodes into life at Gettysburg. As generals squabble, staffs err. Tragedy unfolds for immigrants in blue and barefoot Rebels alike. The fate of the nation will be decided in a few square miles of fields. There are no marble statues here, only men of flesh and blood, imperfect and courageous. Following a tough Confederate sergeant from the Blue Ridge, a bitter Irish survivor of the Great Famine, a German political refugee, and gun crews in blue and gray, Cain at Gettysburg, from New York Times best-selling author and former U.S. Army officer Ralph Peters, is bound to become a classic of men at war.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 2/17/2014

    " As a student of the Civil War, I can tell that Peters prepared immensely for this novel. The details provide an excellent "You were there" atmosphere. More violent and raw than Killer Angels, I can't recommend this for young people, but it should be enjoyable to Civil War buffs. Meade and Longstreet come across looking the best. Lee comes across as making one mistake after the other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Yoshida | 2/13/2014

    " This book is vintage Ralph Peters. Well-written and grimly realistic in its depiction of war without sliding into anti-war preaching. It made me go back to read more about George Meade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillm | 2/5/2014

    " This is a well-written book about the battle at Gettysburg that is easier to follow than the brilliant "Killer Angels." Peters explains that partially, saying that he brings out the people more than the strategy. The downside for the slightly squeamish is that Peters' descriptions of wounds, deaths and horror are pretty graphic. "Cain at Gettysburg" depicts General Lee as someone positive he knew how the battle should be fought and devastated when the outcome proved him wrong. The Civil War is so complicated that multiple accounts from different perspectives are pretty much required to understand what went on. This is a very readable account for those interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis McMahon | 1/27/2014

    " One of the finest historical novels I've read. It did edge out 'The Killer Angels' in my list of personal favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Agnelly | 12/15/2013

    " Very, very good. Ralph Peters really gave life to this fictional accounting of the Battle of Gettysburg. Very well done. Highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Crotty | 12/11/2013

    " Peters' telling of the story of Gettysburg simultaneously through the eyes of the general officers who made the decisions and the soldiers who fought the battle provides the perfect balance of historical narrative, details and human drama. Excellent book. Part of the reason is because Peters himself comes from the perspective of a professional soldier and officer. He paints the battle in as realistic light as possible. How these men endured the hardships and horrors of campaigning and war without all that we take for granted today is beyond superhuman. It's no wonder why the landscape today at Gettysburg is infused with the haunted light of thousands of souls who gave their all in the prime of their lives. The place and the story is buried deep within us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nomad | 12/6/2013

    " Good Civil War read. But not as good as "Killer Angels". It's raw detailing of the battle ,how brutal and unforgiving "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nmcnulty | 11/3/2013

    " Excellent novelization of Gettysburg, insightful and evocative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 10/14/2013

    " Very good. General Meade gets his due in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenneth Cook | 10/11/2013

    " Currently on page 120-different approach then The Killer Angels-whether it is a better approach remains to be seen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 9/18/2013

    " Very enjoyable read. An interesting historical novel that provides insights to both sides of the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg--from soldiers' and generals' perspectives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don Johnson | 8/15/2013

    " Interesting read, but it read more like a historical account of the battle, rather than an exciting novel of the people who took park in the biggest battle in North America. Seems somewhat surprising considering the exciting nature of the battle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 6/9/2013

    " Fantastic retelling of the Gettysberg saga. Good historical fiction which does much to rehabilitate the much maligned Gen George Meade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Eppenstein | 5/5/2013

    " In the vein of Shaara's books and equally as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Boucher | 2/17/2013

    " Great read. I'm looking forward to anything else this author might write in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 1/30/2013

    " Excellent Book. A well written account of Gettysburg from a different perspective than Shaara. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel Manuel | 12/11/2012

    " This novel is the perfect complement to "The Killer Angels." Peters succeeds admirably in "humanizing" Civil War combat, complete with profanity, sex, and gore. All students of Gettysburg should read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny Johnson | 11/12/2012

    " A very good book. Tells the story of the battle from several viewpoints, from Lee and Meade down to the enlisted men of the 26th North Carolina and the 26th Wisconsin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 10/28/2012

    " Very good book about Gettysburg. Peters does a good job of portraying the struggles of the men and officers during this battle. He really delves Into the personalities of many of the officers on both sides....their doubts and fears, etc regarding the strategy and outcome of the battle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Beaty | 7/18/2012

    " Well written, well researched. I appreciated that this was a departure from Shaara's work. It was of course one battle, but I think dozens of novels could be written about it while never capturing the entire story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joeydag | 6/29/2012

    " Very human retelling of the battle. Some very graphic images left in my mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/24/2012

    " Quick read you get the feeling of what it must have been like for the average soldier. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerald Heath | 4/30/2012

    " A tremendous book, but not for the faint of heart. This is historical fiction, although most of the characters are authentic, and have been well-researched. I found the writing compelling and extremely moving. "

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About the Author
Author Ralph Peters

Ralph PetersNew York Times bestselling author of Cain at Gettysburg, is a retired US Army officer, a strategist and veteran of the intelligence world, a journalist who appears frequently in broadcast media, and a lifelong traveler with experience in over seventy countries on six continents.

About the Narrator

Peter Berkrot, a forty-year veteran of stage and screen, was the director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth about Cancer. He has voiced over three hundred audiobook titles, winning six Earphones Awards, a 2012 Audie Award nomination, and a 2016 Audie Award. He has appeared in Showtime’s Brotherhood and Loosies and played Angie D’Annunzio in Caddyshack.