So much to learn, and so little time to sit down and read. Thanks Audible.
I saw this book had received a landslide of amazing reviews, and was eager to listen to it. I also enjoy learning about World War II, so I knew I'd enjoy it. It didn't diappoint me, but it also didn't thrill me like I thought it might. It was no Unbroken, which after reading all the reviews I thought it could be. There are a couple key chapters in the book, and I often found myself wanting to speed it along to these pivotal moments. The book closes with such an amazing wrap up to the story that it leaves a great final impression, and makes you glad you listened to it.
The underlining chivalry of the two soldiers. Being a former US Soldier stationed in Germany I totally understood what the author was talking about. In fact I had the wonderful opportunity while in Germany to train with the Germany Army and I was awarded a German Shootsner(bronze). What an awesome experience and the German's were wonderful! Very respectful to me an American, treated me like royalty.
To many to list just one. There were two moments that will just grab you specifically. First when the two pilots first meet. And second, was when they meet after the war.
Charlie was, just because of his sense of loyalty to his men. Just an incredible man.
Just to many to name just one.
Yes, absolutely! This is a must read for any American. This exemplifies what it has taken to remain a free country. One must always remember, Hitler was trying his best to strike America. Since WWII we have continued to have wars, the World Trade Centers have been brought down(albeit by cowards). America can never rest, we ARE the shinning light of the world. It is well documented throughout history.
Loved the true stories and adventures in this book and learned a lot about the US and German WWII Airforces; it reminded me a bit of "Unbroken: A WWII Story...". The narrator was PERFECT too! Recommended it to all my friends :-).
What an amazing book. The book will bring tears to your eyes in the first section of simply setting up the story. It gives us as bit of kindness from a nasty war in which both sides sacrificed so much. This is a story of good men asked to defend their Country and they choose to do it with honor and dignity. This story happens early in the war and after you hear what both parties lived through and experienced, it is a miracle in itself that both parties lived to tell their stories. War is Hell and this amazing story came from its deepest destruction. Hats off to Adam Makos for giving us their story. For all our veterans and our active military and families, I can only tell you Thank You for your service to this Nation. I am forever grateful.
A very gripping and moving story of what people endured in WWII. I very much enjoyed this story and narrator.
I have read so much about World War II, and I now occasionally contribute to a wonderful blog that focuses primarily on visiting England's deserted airfields, "Aviation Trails", but over the years, we have added new sections, and recently after both Andy, the creator and creative force behind the blog, and I, finished reading this book (I "read" the audio book, which I highly recommend as it was so superbly done by Robertson Dean!), we wrote a piece together, published on the anniversary of this encounter, 12.20.16, entitled, "Chivalry Amongst Enemies". We were both so moved by this incredible story about the power of the human spirit to prevail in its most honourable state, even in war time, that we felt we HAD to share the tale with others. It is our hope that because of that piece, other people DID seek out "A Higher Call" to read, as
it is truly my favourite WWII account. I cannot give this book a higher recommendation! You MUST read it! I promise you, by the end, the people in its pages, Franz, Charlie and all the rest, will become like family to you. At least, they did for me. What a wonderful tale of true honour. Thank you to Adam Makos and Larry Alexander for such a fabulous read!
One of the greatest stories I have ever heard about WWII. Uplifting, inspiring, and not overly sentimental. The research, detail and events are enhanced by an excellent reader who conveys personalities with an emotional honesty that perfectly suits the story.