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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,941 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Shaara Narrator: Stephen Lang Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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In the Pulitzer prize-winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time, an enduring best seller that has sold more than two million copies. In the best-selling Gods and Generals, Shaara's son, Jeff, brilliantly sustained his father's vision, telling the epic story of the events culminating in the Battle of Gettysburg. Now, Jeff Shaara brings this legendary father-son trilogy to its stunning conclusion in a novel that brings to life the final two years of the Civil War.

As The Last Full Measure opens, Gettysburg is past and the war advances to its third brutal year. On the Union side, the gulf between the politicians in Washington and the generals in the field yawns ever wider. Never has the cumbersome Union Army so desperately needed a decisive, hard-nosed leader. It is at this critical moment that Lincoln places Ulysses S. Grant in command - and turns the tide of war.

For Robert E. Lee, Gettysburg was an unspeakable disaster - compounded by the shattering loss of the fiery Stonewall Jackson two months before. Lee knows better than anyone that the South cannot survive a war of attrition. But with the total devotion of his generals - Longstreet, Hill, Stuart - and his unswerving faith in God, Lee is determined to fight to the bitter end.

Here too is Joshua Chamberlain, the college professor who emerged as the Union hero of Gettysburg - and who will rise to become one of the greatest figures of the Civil War.

Battle by staggering battle, Shaara dramatizes the escalating confrontation between Lee and Grant - complicated, heroic, deeply troubled men. From the costly Battle of the Wilderness to the agonizing siege of Petersburg to Lee's epoch-making surrender at Appomattox, Shaara portrays the riveting conclusion of the Civil War through the minds and hearts of the individuals who gave their last full measure.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 2/9/2014

    " LOVED Killer Angels and Gods and Generals, and so far the finale to the series is measuring up well. Look forward to reading some of Shaara's WWII books after this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 1/26/2014

    " Somewhat confusing during the battle scenes, again Jeff Shaara tackles an extensive length of history and leaves out some of the most interesting parts (i.e. Sherman's March to the Sea). The end drags out a bit too long and the battles seem to merge together. Still, a very moving account of the end of the Civil War. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valentin Alcantar | 1/24/2014

    " Awesome must read if you are into the Civil War... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 1/20/2014

    " Great historical fiction about the Civil War. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joann Brinton | 12/31/2013

    " Great sequel to Killer Angels- I enjoyed this one even more! It follows the union and confederate forces from Gettysburg through the end to Appomattox Court house where the surrender takes place. I enjoyed learning and getting to know Grant and Lee. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe martillaro | 12/28/2013

    " A fitting end to the trilogy that father and son Shaara completed. I think the work did a wonderful job of bridging the gap between history and fiction and provided a precious glimpse into a forgotten time of our nations history. I feel I have been bettered through reading the contents and that is one of the best feelings one can have after finishing a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bev Hankins | 12/14/2013

    " Not quite as good as Killer Angels. three and a half stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victor Orozco | 12/14/2013

    " Felt longer than the last two books. But still very good and I loved how Grant and Lincoln were depicted. B+ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 11/13/2013

    " Jeff Shaara brings history alive. I have read a few of his books and eager to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 11/11/2013

    " Not as good as Killer Angels - but it kept the Civil War saga alive for me a little longer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Mallory | 10/25/2013

    " I listening to this on audio book. I didn't expect to like a book that was mostly about generals & battles in the Civil War, but it was a wonderful book to listen to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trisha Borders | 10/19/2013

    " This book is the last of the triology-it tells of Robert E. Lees's retreat from p\Penn. through to the end of the war. Kind of hated for these books from father and son to end-enjoyed them very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 9/16/2013

    " This is a great book. Jeff Shaara does a good job with this book. It is not as good as Killer Angels but I think it is better than God's and Generals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 3/21/2013

    " I learned a lot about the "post" Gettysburg battles. The account of Cold Harbor is bone-chilling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 3/11/2013

    " An interesting ending to the trilogy. Engaging and an interesting way of learning US history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/13/2013

    " Like his father before him with Killer Angels, Jeff Shaara weaves a masterful portrait focusing on Lee, Grant and Chamberlain in the closing days of the war. The battles are detailed and precise; the men are real and fascinating. Highly recommended for both civil war buffs & historical fiction fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 1/4/2013

    " This was better than his first attempt, Gods and Generals, but not nearly as good as his father's Killer Angels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 1/3/2013

    " Not as good as Gods and Generals or the Killer Angels, possibly because my favorite characters at this point are dead and obviously the Southern generals are losing and somewhat upset about this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Walklet | 9/25/2012

    " Along with "The Killer Angels" and "God and Generals" by the Shaara's an excellent trio of Civil War Books. A must read for anyone interested in the Civil War. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Eppenstein | 6/18/2012

    " Shaara's works are excellent reads at any time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/5/2012

    " I loved this trilogy! I learned a lot about the Civil War, it's major players and life during the time of the conflict. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan | 11/1/2011

    " Great telling of the fall of the rebellion and the changed that occurred to bring the Union up to par. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Worth | 10/29/2011

    " vivid read of the run-up to the Normandy invasion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clifford | 9/1/2011

    " Long read for me, but learned a lot about our civil war and the people involved. Shaara did not take sides and gave a view of all participants as humans with their frailties and virtues. It was written in the first person to give us an idea of each thoughts. Wonderfully written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/4/2011

    " I enjoyed learning more about this time period, but i had a hard time with that constant talk of war, it was very depressing to me, I maybe would have liked to more if a read it in the summer, cause winter is depressing enough as it is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 4/12/2011

    " This was better than his first attempt, Gods and Generals, but not nearly as good as his father's Killer Angels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Poppop | 1/30/2011

    " Michael Shaara and son,Jeff Shaara have given Civil War history fans 3 wonderful books ,not just historical fiction but history .So thorough in detail and facts but engrossing even to all who know how the war turned out ! I loved all three books . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 12/17/2010

    " Great book by a great author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faith | 9/21/2010

    " this book was an amazing synopsis of the civil war. it was informational without doubt, but also compelling. he uses alternating first person perspectives to portray the history aspect. in this way you feel closer to the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 9/17/2010

    " It was a good book but you have to like historical fiction. I like the author's style because it shows the war from different ponts on both sides, not just facts about the war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 9/14/2010

    " Another great book on the civil war. Grant vs. Lee "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynnie | 8/3/2010

    " Not as good as Gods and Generals but a good read. Focuses more on the Wildnerness campaign "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross | 6/8/2010

    " Last book in the Civil War trilogy - covers from right after Gettysburg until the end of the war. This was my favorite of the three. I enjoy all of Shaara's books but his two Civil War books and the one WWI book are my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 3/4/2010

    " Last book in the Shaara Civil War trilogy. Loved it like I did all the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 2/17/2010

    " Exceptional detail and color to the era.
    Once you have been to some of the sites mentioned in his books, you can almost see the battles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 2/15/2010

    " Decent depiction of the end of the civil war. This book mainly focused on Grant and Lee and focused on how Grant used siege warfare to starve the southern army into a surrender. "

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About the Narrator

Stephen Lang is a Tony Award–nominated actor who has made a name for himself on stages both at home and abroad. Perhaps most well-known for his role in James Cameron’s Avatar, his other film credits include The Men Who Stare at Goats, Public Enemies, Tombstone, and many more.