I have a quilting business. Since I love to read, I cannot read a book and quilt at the same time. Now I can listen to books and quilt too.
I haven't read the printed version....I have seen the book...The book does have pictures of many of those mentioned in the book.
ALL of it! I am not one to listen to or read a book about soldiers/ war etc. But I have to say, wow wow wow. The writing of the story was top notch, the reading was impeccable by the great Edward Herrmann...I had a hard time putting my Mp3 player down.
Yes, I have. Every book that I have listened to that Mr. Herrmann reads has been fabulous.
Yes, it was...but alas...life goes on. I will most definitely listen to this book again.
I checked out the print book from the library so my husband can read it...he is not an 'audio book kind of guy'...lol That is how much I was impressed by the story.
Fantastic story from WWII that shows why America fought the Japanese, the intense will to survive for POWS and why dropping the atomic bombs saved many American and Japanese lives. Great history, but the greatest part of the book is how God is the real hero and how he can change and restore lives.
I have not read the print version but the audio edition, with Edward Hermann's narration was really good.
The description of the end of war - very vivid description that had me visualizing the pallets of food, candies, and magazines falling in rice paddies.
The fastest mile - the apparent nonchalance of Luis at the end.
Luis' and Phil's ability to forgive Mac for eating all their provisions on the first night of their ordeal and his death.