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3.00154083204931 out of 53.00154083204931 out of 53.00154083204931 out of 53.00154083204931 out of 53.00154083204931 out of 5 3.00 (1,298 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: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455177578
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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.”

    AudioFile

  • “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.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 Deborah | 6/22/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy Bennett | 5/8/2013

    " A great follow on to Rebel. Slow to start, the novel opens out to become an exciting tale with some beautifully scripted battles. As usual Cornwell is a pleasure to read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Terry | 7/3/2012

    " Gave up on this series, was reading to learn about civil war from southern prospective but story too slow. Battle descriptions are very good though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross Clague | 5/22/2012

    " LOL... Read my review of 'Rebel', this one is the same! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 shay | 5/20/2012

    " another good historical novel. i am enjoying this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 5/13/2012

    " Cornwell tells a good story but I've had about enough of battle scenes with soldiers exploding in mists of blood. Impressively knowledgeable about our Civil War, the British-born Cornwell does provide interesting glimpses into the psyches of participants on both sides of that war. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Will | 3/22/2012

    " Stack the books like cordwood, Mr. Cornwell. I'll read them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eddie Harrington | 3/5/2012

    " Wonderful read from a great series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 6/22/2011

    " 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/18/2011

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 4/12/2010

    " Cornwell tells a good story but I've had about enough of battle scenes with soldiers exploding in mists of blood. Impressively knowledgeable about our Civil War, the British-born Cornwell does provide interesting glimpses into the psyches of participants on both sides of that war. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Will | 5/12/2009

    " Stack the books like cordwood, Mr. Cornwell. I'll read them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 shay | 9/13/2008

    " another good historical novel. i am enjoying this series. "

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About the Author
Author Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell, born in London, worked for the BBC and Thames Television before coming to the United States to write full time. His sweeping historical novels, including the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series, make him a number one bestselling author in the United Kingdom and around the world. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.