Johnny Reb and Billy Yank


Read by Barry Eads

(4.6 stars; 34 reviews)

Johnny Reb & Billy Yank is an epic novel first published in 1905 by Alexander Hunter, a soldier who served in Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army from 1861 to 1865. The novel is noted for encapsulating most of the major events of the American Civil War, due to Hunter's obvious involvement in them. The "novel" is actually pulled from Hunter's own diaries during the war. He explains his reasons for publishing his accounts in the preface to the novel-

"There were thousands of soldiers on both sides during the Civil War, who, at the beginning, started to keep a diary of daily events, but those who kept a record from start to finish can be counted on the fingers of one hand. I was so fortunate as to save most of my notes made during the four years of conflict, and in 1865, having no fixed pursuit in life, I spent most of the time in arranging and writing up these incidents of camp life while fresh in my memory. I have given in these pages veracious account of the life of a soldier in Lee's army...."

The novel is then divided into two parts, the first part chronicling Hunter's service in the infantry up until the Battle of Chancellorsville, and the second part depicting his service in the Cavalry until the end of the war. (Introduction by Wikipedia) (27 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Preface and Part 1, Chapter 1 7:29 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 2 10:13 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 3 29:33 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 4 8:46 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 5 14:35 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 6 16:12 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 7 39:56 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 8 8:56 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 9 30:48 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 10 32:49 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapters 11 and 12 14:24 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapters 13 and 14 21:36 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 15 22:09 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 16 11:44 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 17, Part A 23:38 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 17, Part B 26:06 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 18 22:30 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapters 19 and 20 27:22 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 21 31:48 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 22 31:55 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 23 30:31 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 24, Part A 22:28 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 24, Part B 22:37 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapters 25 and 26 33:05 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 27, Part A 22:17 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 27, Part B 23:00 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 28 25:36 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 29 21:11 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 30 19:35 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 31 41:36 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 32 28:29 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 33 26:46 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 34 and 35 23:00 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 36 and 37 24:54 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 38 and 39 36:00 Read by Barry Eads
Part 1, Chapter 40 and 41 31:38 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Part 1 35:23 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 2, Part 2 29:53 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 2, Part 3 37:04 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapters 3 and 4 25:58 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapters 5 and 6 22:58 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapters 7 and 8 23:34 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 9 20:27 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 10 20:56 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 11 28:15 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 12 21:52 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 13 28:02 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapters 14 and 15 25:34 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 16 18:01 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapters 17 and 18 24:11 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 19 32:25 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 20 21:42 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 21 11:37 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 22 30:30 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 23 22:56 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 24 17:22 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 25 28:10 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 26 16:23 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 27 and 28 11:29 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 29 13:06 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 30 14:45 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 31 17:05 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 32 10:55 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 33 15:15 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 34 13:24 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 35 30:21 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 36 12:10 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 37 and 38 18:12 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 39 12:27 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 40 19:57 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 41 44:53 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 42 12:10 Read by Barry Eads
Part 2, Chapter 43 14:18 Read by Barry Eads

Reviews

Unbelievable


(5 stars)

Well written, funny, sad, horrifying, graphic. I think it is a must read for any civil war history buff. Really encapsulates the life of a soldier and dispels many historical myths surrounding the rebel army. 10/10

excellent reader excellent book. a must for any civil war buff


(5 stars)


(3.5 stars)

First thing I've listened to another book read by Barry, and once again he was top notch. As for the book I found it interesting, as I'm a civil war buff, but found Hunter could be long winded in some of his chapters. I wish he just stuck to his own experiences, since he a lot of good stories to tell, and he could have shaved off 3 or 4 chapters. All in all it was a good listen and gave a different perspective not always seen in history books.


(5 stars)

The most humanizing description of the civil war I have ever read. Nothing short of remarkable. Well read by someone who knows how to properly read such a valuable document. Would give it 10 stars if possible.

Reb and Yank


(4.5 stars)

Whoroughly enjoyed this book. Viewpoint from both sides of the conflict. Good account of daily life.

Amazing true life tale


(5 stars)

Amazing true life story of a soldier and cavalryman in the CSA who was in the very thick of it for the entire four year war. Alexander Hunter had an amazing life. He was captured by the Yanks several times and escaped several times. This is a long book, all of it the true life diary and memoirs of Mister Hunter. It is terrifically ready by Barry Eads. Mr Hunter's commentary on the southern leaders is most interesting, He was contemptuous of many generals, like Gen. Early, as well as President Jefferson Davis. On the other had he had the greatest veneration for Stonewall Jackson and most especially Robert E. Lee. There were many ways he thought that the South could have won the war despite the tremendous odds, and I wish they did. I very highly recommend this book,