I was interested in the history of the Bataan Death March because WW II was the time of my early childhood, and my parents had a childhood friend who was a survivor of the death march. I have a copy of the article written in our home town paper about him after he returned.
The book told in amazing detail, of the horrible experiences of the men who were captured. Specific names and experiences of many of the men were mentioned, making the account seem somewhat personal. I liked it that some personal information was given about some of the Japanese soldiers. An incredible amount of research must have been done as so much information was given about the march and various places. There is a lot of detail about the suffering of the men. But, many survived.
I liked the reader and thought he had the right tone for this book.
I can never listen to a book twice but this one I could
What I liked most about this story was the way went back to Montana to the life the main character had as a cowboy growing up in that environment. Then taking you back to the horrors of the prison camp
Hands down he is by far the best of your narrators he is in the top three.
Don't really know but definitely would make a good movie better than the stuff that thay make today
Next time I have stomachache, or a headache I will think of these men in this book and the pain and sufferings because it shows me just how much we can take and still continue and live they are an inspiration. Also I will think twice about buying something from Japan the future even though long time ago, this book reminded me how animalistic they can be. And I also want to say I can't stand Gen. MacArthur that man kills more Americans than the enemy between World War II and the Korean War only God knows how many he kilied with his arrogance and ego trip
Deeply inspirational survival history all should know about - part of our military history that is beginning to be forgotten by the newer generations, that in itself is troubling to me.
Anyone who has served in the military or enjoys military history must listen to this book. The book follows the lives of the men on the Bataan Death March and the horrors that they encountered. Truely a jaw dropping experience what they went through.
I couldn't make it through this story as there was no redemption. If you want a great story of this point in history read Unbroken.
Sad but wonderfully told story about the prisoners of war in WWII. While the main character is an American the story also tells us a lot about the Japanese and why they did what they did. Great book. Can't say enough about it. One of my favorites from Audible.
My father-in-law was mentioned in this book as he also, like Ben Steele, survived the Bataan Death March and imprisonment in Camp O'Donnell and working in the coal mines. It has made me even prouder to have known him. He passed away in 2003 from complications of silicosis contracted as a result of his wartime work in the mines. May God Bless All the Brave, Ordinary Men and Women who go to war and survive and to those who don't survive. They deserve our admiration.
An incredible story from the American and Japanese viewpoints about the battle for the Philippines, the Battan Death March and its aftermath and well as the story of one American captive from Montana, Ben
This was a sometimes depressing read that made me angry. My Mom had a high school boyfriend who survived the Japanese death camps and he was never the same again. She hates the Japanese to this very day. Maybe it isn't a good idea to hate anymore but we should never forget.