War stories are not something I typically enjoy, but Deutermann is easily my favorite author so I thought it was worth a try. I am so glad I bought it. I was engaged by the end of the first chapter. Characters were really brought to life. Absolutely wonderful!
This is a Deutermann classic. I have listenened to most of his books and found Pacific Glory to be his best. Narration by Dick Hill was outstanding.
I've always been a Deutermann fan, but seldom read much WWI or WWII fiction - it's just not my thing. That said, I found this book to be exceptional in every way; the characters are extremely well written and fleshed out, and the story is funny and sad and scary and exciting in all the best possible ways.
On the narration side, I was very pleased; I've always been a Dick Hill fan, but in the past, have found his rendering of female voices to be kind of whiny and grating; for me, this book was a huge improvement.
Overall, I highly recommend this book, even if you think the topic isn't one you're normally interested in.
This is an excellent read. P. T. Deutermann's books just get better and better. I strongly recommend this book.
Yes, its hard to explain. The characters are deep and interesting. They each have their own baggage and its interesting on how they handle it.
The use of language not used in the 1940s made this fictional account too fictional to be enjoyable. What ended it for me was the authors reference to "ConEx" boxes as structures on Guadalcanal. The use of cargo containers would have been useful during WW2 and it would have been nice to have GPS and Gortex in Vietnam but they just didn't exist yet.
Having served in the Navy on submarines, I am probably more critical than others when reading fiction that takes place onboard naval vessels. However, I am happy to say that this book is realistic and very entertaining.
KNOCKED my socks off. If you like WEB Griffin you'll love Deuterman. perfect combination of history and historical fiction.
Dick Hill is at his very best in bringing Deutermann's Pacific Glory to life. You will feel a personal relationship with each character including pain, laughter, tears, anger, revenge, love and hope. Be ready to be pulled into the pages.
Happily married mother of three. Avid reader. Love Audible!
This book had personal significance for me so perhaps my review is slanted. But as with all works of this author that I have had the pleasure to read, it was well written and very 'entertaining'. I was moved to tears more than once. Some liberties were taken, but they do not negatively impact the truth of what happened during that period of the war in the pacific. Dick Hill does a predictably superb job reading this story and adds to its poignancy. Great story, lovable characters, moving to its core. Happy reading!