This booj haa been around aince the early 90s. I am not much of a history buff. So, in the beginning as the author sets up the scene , I admit boredom with lots of yawn. The setup was important to know who. these characters were and representation. I'm glad that I hung in and listened all the way through. There are parts that made me laugh, be frustrated, angry if prejudices implied...erc, etc. This book is worth the read. I will Co tune to read the next booka.
narrating monotonous orders
plot was ok i was repeatedly distracted by the female narrations by a male voice hard to not be distracted at that you must agree?
i liked some of the impersonations some were bad the impersonation of sandy felter was horrible
if your going to do something, do it right, think it thru a bit and don't be cheap. if it was me who wrote it id be disappointed in its audible form.....i was disappointed a listener at many points in the story
Insipid notion guy
Probably. I like W.E.B. Griffjn;s Story
THat perhaps he should have studied the enunciation of German words
No the narrator needs work.
Read it 4 times, listened to it 3x. And the characters come to life . Griffin hooks you in the beginning , makes you feel like your one of the characters and leaves you wanting more.
absolutely loved it, Mr. Dove was superb in his reading, perhaps the best work I have listened to of his. story is fascinating
An engaging story, with likable characters, and lots of details on WW II and army life. OK, that's more than 3 words.
It was like a big satisfying meal - lots of detail, lots of content, I wanted to know what would happen next.
Anybody. Biggest problem was his silly sounding accents. The Germans were indistinguishable from the Russians, and the "hoity-toity" upper class Yanks were embarrassing. Not knowing how to pronounce the formerly Jewish section of Newark called Weequahic is maybe understandable, but calling Port Said "Port Sed" is pretty silly.
I was drawn in by the story right away and stayed engaged, not ready to have it end. Character development was excellent and I felt like I knew, and cared about, these people. Believable. Entertaining.
Pleasant and realistic. Ordinary lives mixed with extraordinary ones. Accurate historical markers and events bring the narrative to life. I was sorry that it ended.
I have a 2 hour one way commute to work and really enjoy Griffin's books (which I read years ago). The one thing that exasperates me is the narrator's inability to pronounce words properly, and his desire to read E-V-E-R-Y letter out when reading US Army orders - as in P-R-O for promoted or D-E-T for detached. ye gods it slows the story down! So, would I listen to it again? Hmm... I'm not sure.
This time through the story, I've been struck by the cruel and dismissive use of Craig Lowell by the US Army. It is not until he meets Sandy Felter that he runs into an officer who wants to lead/help him instead of using him and then throwing him away, in contempt and/or in hatred. I'm not naive (I'm a vet of 7plus years in the USMC), but it is shocking. That said, the story really begins to thrive once we get to Greece.
Well, if I want to read more of this series, I'll grit my teeth and try to ignore the mispronounciations... but I'd not be interested in anything else he's done. The guy who did the Corps series was much better, imo.
What I really like is the way in which you end one of this series, and immediately want to know more about what happens next? Where will Mac be? What happens to Lowell? What about the Felters? Griffin has a gift for characterization that minimizes other things.
Griffin's stories rise above the short-comings of the narrator. If you have a goodly commute, I cannot recommend a better series to help the time move along!