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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,297 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Starbuck Chronicles Release Date:
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The beloved Confederate Captain Nate Starbuck returns to the front lines of the Civil War in this second installment of Bernard Cornwell’s acclaimed Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles.

It is the summer of 1862 and the northern army is threatening to capture Richmond, the Confederate capital. Captain Nathaniel Starbuck, born in Boston but a Confederate hero at Manassas, is again in the thick of Civil War action. Bloodied but victorious at the battles of Ball’s Bluff and Seven Pines, Nate suddenly finds himself accused of being a Yankee spy. Proving his innocence and finding the real spy will require courage and endurance rarely seen even in the brutal fog of war. Failure could mean the fall of Richmond and a career-ending defeat for Robert E. Lee.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Cornwell’s] command of historical detail is one of the great strengths of his writing…One of the finest authors of military historical fiction today.”

    Washington Times

  • “Cornwell surpasses his wonderful [Sharpe] series…Many believable, three-dimensional characters, including such historical figures as Jefferson Davis and George McClellan, walk, run, gallop and sometimes stumble through…A rollicking treat for Cornwell’s many fans.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Grover Gardner] rises gallantly to the challenges of Cornwell’s complicated plot. The character of Starbuck conveys the sincerity that makes him an appealing character.”


  • “This fine book offers a vivid and realistic depiction of the Civil War that will be appreciated by listeners with a historical bent. [Grover Gardner’s] reading features a nice flavoring of dialects.” 

    Library Journal

  • “[Gardner’s] reading keeps the action moving and reader engagement high.” 


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Peter | 11/19/2013

    " Excellent series... trying to find other authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Siler | 10/20/2013

    " The second in the Nathan Starbucks trilogy follows the soldier through more battles and tribulations. Wonderful and vivid descriptions of the soldier's life and horrors of battle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Frank Kelly | 10/11/2013

    " Cornwell is wonderfully entertaining and I am reading the Starbuck series for the summer. And I loved this -- fast, richly detailed in wonderful historical settings. Cannot ever lose with Cornwell! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Deborah | 6/22/2013

    " Good brainless holiday reading - great for reading in the States by the pool. "

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