Wonderfully written and researched. The narrator hits it perfectly. I listened pretty much non stop for two days.
The description of the German Fighter pilot letting the American pilot and crew live to fight on another day.
If you listen to podcasts check out the John Batchelor Show May 25, 2015 hour 4. The podcast makes you decide quickly that you want to experience this novel.
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What a beautiful story...so glad it didn't remain "classified" forever!
I love biographies which inspire me to want to be a better person. This story of courageous kindness in a time of madness certainly fits that description. That anyone could suffer what these men suffered and still maintain good hearts is amazing. But they did, as their actions proved.
The narration ranged from "adequate" to "good," with the lower marks for the unfortunate attempts at German accents. But I'm very finicky about accents, and others might not find it distracting as I occasionally did.
I can certainly recommend this book as a valuable addition not only to WWII history, but to human history. It's gritty and real, but warm and inspiring, too. That's quite an achievement.
This book is unique because it tells the story from two perspectives. An American bomber pilot and a German fighter pilot. It reveals much about the U.S. Air Force and German Luftwaffe, it's pilots and the triumphs and hardships they experienced during the war. And of course, the incredible story of these two men's first meeting...
This is tough to answer. Obviously the story about the "encounter" is gripping and extraordinary. I appreciate the author sharing both men's stories. Especially detailing the experiences of Franz Stigler during the war. I suspect Mr. Brown was less open about his experiences and his encounter with a sympathetic German pilot was one the few memories he did not want to forget... Whereas Mr. Stigler seemed more open to share his experiences. Most Americans (myself included) know little or nothing about the German Luftwaffe and it's pilots. Very intriguing.
I have not listened to any of Robertson Dean's other book performances. However, his performance was so good, any decision to purchase an audiobook would be made much easier knowing he is narrating.
Of course, the encounter of Franz Stigler and Charlie Brown in the skies above Germany.
I so enjoyed this book, I've listened to it three times. The book was extremely very well written and narrated. What an experience it must have been for Adam Makos to have had the privilege of interviewing both of these fine men!
Im not sure if I could go through the emotional roller coaster again......
The two pilots meeting each other in person for the first time.
Every emotion took place and Im not a guy who cries.
Everything about this book was amazing!
What an amazing story! This is the way kids should learn about history. All parts of the story seem to be covered which gives an emotional attachments to the lessons we need to learn from our history and the people who lived it.
An excellent story about one time enemies of WW II and their heroic acts over the skies of Europe. The rest of the story tells of the chivalry and honor among the elite few of Germany's fighter pilots. Honor that characterizes the The Greatest Generation regardless of country or origin.
The author opens your eyes as you realize not everyone fighting for Germany during world war II was a Nazi. Honorable men flew in the sky's. The narrator does an excellent job, keeping you intrigued and wanting to listen to more.