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Download Robert E. Lee Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roy Blount Jr. Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN:
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Robert E. Lee was a brilliant general, a complex soul, and a Southerner to the core. Tapped by Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army in the Civil War, his Virginian roots led him to command the Confederates instead. A charismatic though reluctant leader, his military audacity and tactical genius were combined with a genuine and sorrowful solicitude for his men, as ragged and outnumbered as they were by the end of the war.

Roy Blount, Jr., one of America's canniest writers, goes beyond the haunted contradictions of Lee's character and legendary strategic prowess to explore Lee's quirky sense of humor, his illustrious but scandal-clouded ancestry, and his paradoxical humility. Every reader curious about the makeup of a man born to be a myth will love this audiobook.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 10/27/2013

    " If only all biographies were written like this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 7/29/2013

    " I enjoy Roy Blount's writing style, and he manages to get some of his dry Southern humor into this bio. I learned a lot about Marse Robert, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicholas | 5/1/2013

    " A great introduction to a profound and fascinating man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah Knapp | 2/7/2011

    " Felt like I got to know Lee as a person and not just a note in history. He had to make a hard choice between the country he loved and the state he devotes himself to. It made me wish more people were passionate for causes rather than selfish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 1/10/2011

    " Not a bad overview. You don't need to know too much about the American Civil War to enoy this book. A good introduction to Lee. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 5/16/2010

    " A remarkable and sympathetic man, though fighting for the wrong cause. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Ingram | 11/20/2009

    " Kind of funny, though less laugh-out-loud funny than some of Blount's essays, and I learned a few things, like Robert E. Lee had really tiny feet, and he liked them to be tickled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilyamelvin | 1/15/2009

    " Anything written by Roy Blount Jr has my approval. He will make you laugh out loud throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilyamelvin | 8/6/2008

    " Anything written by Roy Blount Jr has my approval. He will make you laugh out loud throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 6/14/2008

    " Kind of funny, though less laugh-out-loud funny than some of Blount's essays, and I learned a few things, like Robert E. Lee had really tiny feet, and he liked them to be tickled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 4/5/2008

    " A remarkable and sympathetic man, though fighting for the wrong cause. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 10/17/2007

    " If only all biographies were written like this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 7/21/2007

    " Not a bad overview. You don't need to know too much about the American Civil War to enoy this book. A good introduction to Lee. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 4/29/2007

    " I enjoy biographies of people in challenging or unexpected situations who are faced with choices that will impact their lives. Robert E Lee certainly falls into this category. I am about half-way through this small volume and enjoying Roy Blount’s lively description of this man and his times. "

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About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.