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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (133 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Reasoner Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Civil War Battle Series Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455179954
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Manassas is the first book in Reasoner’s ten-volume series spanning the Civil War and describing its effects on one Southern family.

Storm clouds are approaching Culpeper County, Virginia, in early January 1861. The troublesome Fogarty brothers have been raising havoc across the countryside, and when the local lawman, Will Brannon, returns from another futile attempt to track them down, he finds the townspeople abuzz. South Carolina has seceded from the Union, and rumor has it more states will follow, perhaps even Virginia. Will enlists, but so, too, do the Fogartys. All know that men die in battle and that these deaths are never investigated.

As the Brannon brothers answer the call to arms, the family finds itself struggling with dilemmas it never had considered.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Reasoner spins a lively, suspenseful yarn.”

    Publishers Weekly

     

  • “[Manassas is] a tremendous Southern war story.”

    Daily News

  • “Fraught with tension, drama, and tantalizing hints of future romance, this vividly rendered family saga will hook fans of meaty historical fiction.”

    Booklist

  • Manassas is a detailed work of historical fiction written by a gifted author.”

    Bookwatch 

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin Warren | 10/1/2013

    " Listened to this on MP3 during the bus/metro commute. Had visited Manassas Battlefield this summer on a super hot/humid day. Felt what the soldiers would have felt and stood where they stood. Historical fiction but dates and events are all there to help with the details of the real thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Intriago | 5/9/2013

    " The book has a nice story about the Brannon family in Culpepper, VA, at the beggining of the Civil War. The story starts at the time of the South Carolina secession. The book has little to do with the Civil war, about 10 %, but it is a likeable story of things happening around it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Porter | 6/7/2011

    " I thought it would be more about the history. It's really a story about a family while the war goes on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robbin | 1/29/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I like the fact that it is centered around a family during the war. I can hardly wait to read the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B | 1/13/2011

    " Not the best but certainly interesting historical fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Hinde | 12/21/2010

    " fun series to read, great introduction into the civil war "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 12/2/2010

    " A good book if you're into historical fiction. There are at least 10 books in this series - this book barely gets to the first battle of the Civil war. Good character development, though, and an easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Riedlinger | 11/21/2010

    " Turns out I did read this. loved it & planning on reading or listening to the next one, Shiloh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 11/10/2010

    " The book has a nice story about the Brannon family in Culpepper, VA, at the beggining of the Civil War. The story starts at the time of the South Carolina secession. The book has little to do with the Civil war, about 10 %, but it is a likeable story of things happening around it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robbin | 5/10/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. I like the fact that it is centered around a family during the war. I can hardly wait to read the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Porter | 6/30/2009

    " I thought it would be more about the history. It's really a story about a family while the war goes on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 3/23/2008

    " A good book if you're into historical fiction. There are at least 10 books in this series - this book barely gets to the first battle of the Civil war. Good character development, though, and an easy read. "

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About the Author
Author James Reasoner

James Reasoner, a veteran writer of historical fiction, is the author of the Civil War Battle series and the Wagons West series. He has also written Westward, Expedition, and Outpost, a frontier trilogy set in the years before the Lewis and Clark expedition. He received the 2014 ReadWest Award for Literary Excellence in Fiction.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.