The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War

Version: Unabridged
Author: Michael Shaara
Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Historical Fiction, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: April 2011
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours, 30 minutes
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A reissue of a Pulitzer prize-winning classic, and now the major motion picture GETTYSBURG. As a result of these acclamations, this book is considered one of the greatest novels written on the Civil War.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;i@gt;From the Hardcover edition.@lt;/i@gt;

Reviews (14)


Written by David on January 31st, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I can't say enough. A wonderful read. The narrator was excellent as well. History comes alive with this book on the events surrounding Gettysburg.

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Written by ray n atlanta from Marietta, GA on June 23rd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of the best books I have ever read. For someone who likes history, especially the war of Nortern Agression, this book is one of the best.

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Written by Anonymous on March 13th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I've read the book and seen the movie several times but I can't get enough of The Killer Angels. At times a little slow moving and sometimes a little preachy, yet attempts to answer questions that have been asked by civil war historians for years.

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Written by Bruce Curson from Slidell, LA on October 16th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wiithout any reservations, I can enthusiastically recommend this Pulitzer Prize winner.It is a history lesson that is masterfully written as a novel and can now understand why it was a mandatory read for my son in school. I am stingy with the stars but this gets all five from me.

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Written by Anonymous on June 5th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The narrator of this novel is absolutely awful! Because of him, I could tolerate listening to one half of the CD's.

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Written by Anonymous from Riverton, UT on October 17th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Unique perspective on the Civil War. I enjoyed the 1st person story-telling. Good book.

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Written by Linda from Dallas, TX on June 23rd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wonderful book! I loved every moment of it. Told from the perspective of the players, it really gave an insight into the Civil War that is generally missing from most historical accounts. The human feelings of the characters in this book span the range from triumph and elation to sadness and misery in this novel. Very nicely done.


Written by MSW on August 13th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Thoughtfully conceived and beautifully realized. I am now very interested in Gettysburg and feel a personal tie to the generals on both sides. It brought the Civil War to life and presented a unique point of view. Well narrated and easy to follow, I recommend this book for history buffs even though it is a work of fiction.

Must read/ must listen

Written by Anonymous on June 30th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I had to read this book for my Master's program. I begrudgingly opened it and accidentally fell in love with the North and the South. This book should be mandatory in Highschool to give everyone a better understanding of both sides of the story! A must read or must listen.

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Written by Bob Gilbert from Carnation, WA on August 19th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I confess to not having much knowledge of Gettysburg, nor did I have much interest in the Civil War. After listening to Killer Angels two full times, I have found a new area of interest. What I found most fascinating was Mr. Shaara's point of view description of the people involved, their actions, the environment and finally the results of the several decisions and outcomes that decided the final fate of the people involved in the conflict. Although a novel, I discovered a different perspecitve regarding the purpose of the war and what each side thought they were fighing for.

Author Details

Author Details

Shaara, Michael

Michael Shaara was born in Jersey City in 1929 and graduated from Rutgers University in 1951. His early science fiction short stories were published in "Galaxy" magazine in 1952. He later began writing other works of fiction and published more than seventy short stories in many magazines, including "The Saturday Evening Post," "Cosmopolitan," and "Redbook," His first novel, "The Broken Place," was published in 1968. But it was a simple family vacation to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1966 that gave him the inspiration for his greatest achievement, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Killer An