1812: The Rivers of War (Trail of Glory, Book 1) Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
MASTER OF ALTERNATE HISTORY ERIC FLINT TAKES ON JACKSONIAN AMERICA
In this alternate history of the American frontier and the Jacksonian era, a small change takes place in the Battle of the Horseshoe Bend during the War of 1812. What results is a cascade of new developments that becomes an avalanche. In our world, Ensign Sam Houston, just turned 21, led the charge on the creek barricade in that battle and almost died from a terrible wound that took him a year to recover from. In this world, his wound is minor, so he is able to continue fighting the British—and develop his close relationship with Andrew Jackson much sooner.
Along with a radical Scots-Irish immigrant in the U.S. army, Patrick Driscoll—one of “the Men of ’98”—Houston organizes a defense of the U.S. Capitol that prevents the British from destroying it and makes him a national hero. He and Driscoll then play a central role in the defense of New Orleans under Jackson's command. They change the course of that battle in ways that will, over time, transform the relationship between the United States, the Indian tribes of the south, and the slaves brought over from Africa.
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|Listening Length||22 hours and 29 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||September 13, 2022|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #41,780 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#70 in Alternate History Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#351 in Alternate History Science Fiction (Books)
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If this subject is of interest to you, Michael Aye has written a very good historical novel concerning the War of 1812 in the south. THE BATTLE AT HORSESHOE BEND skillfully blends historical figures with Mr. Aye's pair of fictional main characters from whose point of view the story is told. This novel and Aye's novel of the Northwestern campaign, WAR 1812 REMEMBER THE RAISIN, are both available from Amazon.
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The quality of the book it self along with delivery was perfect.
This was the first of Mr. Flint's books I have read. I found it to be very good with complex well developed characters, historically accurate to their beliefs and views for those who really lived, and in the vein of the best Turtledove stories too. The events and the course change history makes is believable and it's very interesting. Knowing there's a sequel (1824: The Arkansas War - I bought both at the same time and read them back-to-back) definitely kept me interested to the end. The action is fast paced, the politics is well described and not laborious and overall this (and the sequel) are very well written books. Bring on the further story!