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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (56 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Abrahams Narrator: Buck Schirner Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Roy Hill married the girl of his dreams, dotes on his 11-year-old son, and is next in line for a big promotion in the Atlanta office of a global corporation. Then, almost imperceptibly it all starts to unravel. He is losing control of his life.

When his best friend joins a Civil War reenactment group, spending his weekends in camps where the year is forever 1863, Roy finds the idea laughable . . even though he is the descendent and namesake of a Confederate Civil War hero. But when he visits the regiment just to be polite, something unexpected happens, gradually opening Roy's eyes to the secret of a distant conflict that never ended - and leading him down a path that grows more menacing at every turn.

With his job disappearing in a way he could never have foreseen, his whole life slipping out of control, Roy falls deeper and deeper into the Rebel past. A strange and powerful idea takes hold: that his life went wrong long before he was born, in the fateful campaigns that preceded the burning of Atlanta. Among the men, a hard-core splinter group is formed - with Roy at its center. On an ancient battlefield, the once-clear lines between reenactment and reality begin to disappear. When his son is taken hostage is it real? When the old muskets fire will they still fire blanks? Or will a bloody history come stunningly to life?

An extraordinary novel about the fate of men and women no longer in step with the rhythms of the modern world, marching back into Southern history to make things right, Last of the Dixie Heroes is Peter Abrahams's most dazzlingly original work yet Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 8/23/2013

    " I did not finish this book. Too much swearing. I do NOT recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Marshall | 10/1/2009

    " I managed to get through it, but Civil War reenactment is a tough subject to make work. I didn't enjoy this one as much as all the rest of Abrahams' books. I have read the majority of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Fuchs | 9/14/2009

    " Not a bad book. Not what I expected. It's a story of a man who gets involved in civil war re-enacting after life has been extremely rough on him. The main character becomes so separated from reality that re-enacting becomes his reality. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 3/31/2008

    " I did not finish this book. Too much swearing. I do NOT recommend this book. "

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About the Author
Author Peter Abrahams

Peter Abrahams, “criminally gifted” according to the New York Times Book Review, is the author of nearly thirty novels. These include the New York Times bestselling Echo Falls mystery series for middle graders and Reality Check for teens. Among his adult books are Oblivion, which was a Shamus prize finalist; The Fan, which was made into a movie with Robert DeNiro; and Lights Out, which was an Edgar Award finalist. Down the Rabbit Hole was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery and won the Agatha Award in the same category. Behind the Curtain and Into the Dark were both Agatha finalists. As Spencer Quinn, Abrahams also writes the New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie mystery series.

About the Narrator

Buck Schirner’s professional career has primarily been on stage as a character actor. He is currently active in the theater scene in Philadelphia. Buck also appears in the independent film In the Woods.