Only 3 stars because of the awful narration. I agree with those who said there was much too much detail.
I don't consider this a man's book because I'm a woman but have always been interested in war history.
It's a good book but really suffers from the narration.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
A really good book on a difficult time.
Even though I was familiar with the Bataan Death March and have read other books on the subject, I was still deeply affected by this book. The atrocities that were committed, and the sheer scope of these events really puts a new perspective on WW
II. I was glad the authors followed Ben Steel's life after the war; he is an amazing survivor. A great read, although not my favorite narrator.
This was a well told, heartbreaking story about what went on in the Phillipines during the second World War. While the American prisoners of war suffered beyond belief, it was a tragedy for all. The Norman's words, coupled with a super narration by Michael Prichard make you feel as if you are there.
I'm just this guy, y'know?
Never take the phrase "death march" in vain again... I kept wondering why it takes the worst in humanity to bring out the best in humanity. You keep thinking the worst is past, but around every bend there's a surprise waiting...
The writing style and narrator take a little getting used to after ten minutes i got used to it, and the book took off an amazing read for anyone who likes history and war novels
An Amazing story. I've listened to other books about this subject, but really enjoyed this version. The characters and story line flow wonderfully. It's amazing what people can overcome and live through. I lived in the Philipines for a short time and it brought back memories of the area. There is a rich history there that most people just don't know about.
the book was such an eye opener..i travel to the philippines evey year as my husband was born there..i will never see that part of the world in the same light...inhumane treatment of the p.o.w.s
I will recommend Audible to anyone who loves multi-tasking. I am able to learn while being active. It takes away my stress, totally!
Vivid story telling of Bataan death march and
its brave people.
I am a hospice chaplain. I find reading difficult, however, audio books have truly been a blessing. I especially enjoy historical biography
Greatly recommend this book. This book brings history to life! I have often wondered why we needed to drop the bombs on Japan. After listening to this book I truly began to understand the cruelty inflicted by the Japanese war machine on our troops. Japan did not consider our captured servicemen as Prisoners of War. They did not follow the guidelines of the Geneva Convention for POWs. Although I wouldn't want us to ever have to use this type of weapon ever again, I now realize it was the most efficient and probably the only way to end that war. This book gives a greater understanding of what our troops endured as "captives." THANK YOU TO EVERY SERVICEMAN AND WOMAN FOR YOUR GREAT SACRIFICE TO KEEP US FREE!