I cannot find enough accolades for this Audible book. It surpassed all of my expectations. My husband and I listened to it together and were riveted from the very start. Each time we had to turn the recording off to "deal with daily life" we hurried through our work so we could return to the story again! It was captivating and inspirational. Sometimes we stopped and did research on the people and events in the story. We learned a great deal more about WWII. This book confirmed to us that there is "a higher call" that can summon the best in us no matter how difficult the situation. If you wish to have a profoundly positive experience, purchase "A Higher Call."
The way the book was written made me feel like I was there experiencing the same thing that those two pilots experienced. Being a pilot myself I can understand the kind of things they lived. My hopes are that Adam Makos gets to make a movie from the book. But based on my experience with great books that are make into a movie that the book was better. Great experience!!!!!!!!
We listened to this in the car on a long trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. Surprisingly, even with a fair amount of historical detail, the story was captivating.
Again, bad fake accents. I tire of this trend and wish the producers would refrain from such grandstanding. I am not a fan of the narrator. I was put off in his role in the Seven Killings book and now lose patience with his voice. Further, the fake German accents are so burdensome to the listener that I quit before the end of the book.
I also was frustrated with the authors patriotic evangelism. The invisible hand was far too present in his writing of the book; and more than likely was his invention than that of the intriguing characters in the tale. It felt too insistent on the author's point and I found the repeated references to the rosary in the pocket, or the invisible hand lifted the rudder, or invisible voice that directed the actions served more to diminish from the quality of the character of the two heroes of the tale than it did to enhance them.
This book is so reminiscent of the good qualities that human beings can have even in the midst of war.
The influence both in the present time of the World War two conflict but especially years later when all the parties from both the Americans as well as Franz the German ace really put in perspective the impact of one human being on many people when he or she makes the right choice. My hats off to the author and The narrator who put life into this awesome story. I must admit I too shared some tears relating to the love and compassionate shown. One of the best books I've listened to in several years.