The expanse of military politics.
No favs - it is non-fiction.
His flourish in pronouncing non-English place names and other nouns in (what I assume to be) native accents begins to grate on the listener....
The Longest Book.
Multifaceted recantation of the events associated with the epic final March into Germany. The story is finely told from multiple perspectives, yielding a holistic account of the experience.
This book is very well written and pulls no punches on the truth of war.
The fierce honesty of Rick Atkinson's books taught me to honor and respect the people of this Great War. More importantly to me, they revered the honor and integrity of my father in beautiful, painful, forthright prose.
I am an outdoors person I love hunting fishing dogs and sailing. Born in Boston joined the USAF and served 8.5 years. Moved to Minneapolis.
I would rate this book and its narration at the top of the list of my reads from Audible.
there are bunches and more of facts, figures, anecdotes, and physical descriptions interesting and new for me. Of course I'm easy to please. I'm not a scholar, but the structure of all these books is solid and sensitive.
The reader, L. J. Ganser was just ok. Sufficient.
I'm always a little shocked by the religiosity of the 20th Century Captains Of Command. The management of wholesale slaughter whilst one converses with a myth is rather sad.
This ranks high - partly because of its historical importance, but mostly because of Mr. Ganzer, the reader. Unlike many readers, he researched the characters' names enough to know how to pronounce all of them - and his ability with German names made a huge difference in the clarity of the narrative. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I couldn't possibly pronounce the German names as well as Mr. Ganzer.
I can't answer. Have not read the print version.
Max Hastings volume on WWII.
A long and bloody holiday on the Italian peninsula.
I'd like a little more about the German perspective. Atkinson drops in a few tantalising details here and there, but I'd like a little more.
And I wish the audible edition somehow integrated a map feature.
ARMY AT DAWN AND THE DAY DAY BATTLE
I highly recommend that anyone who wants to read about WW II read these three books. He writes in a style that tells how it is from all levels from the private that see's the armies follys but still must follow orders to the General that see his orders get switched around in the fog of war. Full of little know facts and stories that keep you wanting more.