I would with the caveat that they understand what I found out. While the story is of interest on it's own I feel that the author did exactly what he sights in his recounting as a undesirable trait. That of building up a good story to a point of where it doesn't match the importance, hype or magnitude of what actually occured. "The most incredible rescue mission of WWll" hardly. Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken" now that story fits and surpasses all the verbal hype you can use to describe that story.
Probably not unless I could research it better next time
Ok but should have probably let someone with more range have this one.
Absolutely not. He beat the hell out of everything the story could have possible offered.
Someone compared this to Unbroken. No comparison in my opinion. Unbroken was captivating and read like a novel. This was merely interesting.
I love adventure books, but frankly found this one boring. In the middle of the book the author mentioned how the newspapers summarize the event: planes downed, a few people live, and a rescue is in the works. That pretty much summarizes the story.
This is the story of a sightseeing joyride which crashes in the jungle. The service men and women in this book are not involved in combat in any way so if your looking for a War survival story this is not it. Listen to Unbroken which blows this book away. The story is interesting especialy the glider rescue however it could have been told in half the time. Its amazing how much effort and risk went into rescuing 3 people and the media attention it got considering everybody involved were non combatents. Generally I dont like authors reading there own books but Zuckoff gets by -sort of. His diction is good but I personally did not like his breathy effeminate voice but my wife did.
This book started off at about 4 stars and then went downhill. It is too predictable and only about an average read. If you want an excellent and exciting WWII story read Unbroken. Any other book on WWII pales in comparison.
with thousands of combatant casualties on the islands of the Pacific can't believe so much attention and wasted effort and supplies for people marooned on a pleasure flight.