The story is written in a cogent manner that takes the reader (listener) through conflict of WWII in Europe while describing the broad strokes of the conflict and including details of soldiers at the personal level. The narrator does a good job of capturing the listener's attention.
The author's previous two book on WWII in the European theater are equally well written and narrated. This trilogy places WWII in Europe in an accurate and complete historical account.
Ganser is talented at subtly changing his voice and inflection to capture quotes and characters.
The book is engaging -- it makes my commute enlightening and entraining.
Must buy along with the previous two books.
Attention to the personalities of the leaders and the clashes between them and how soldiers died because of their leaders stupidity.
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.
Gave me a greater understanding of what those who came before me fought for, and thru. The book does a great job both chronologically and meticulously from both sides of the war.
I feel that somehow this trilogy needs to be read/listened to by every one who proclaims to be patriotic. what this great generation of americans did words are incapable of describing. I'm humbled and so proud to be a son of one of these heros an enlisted American marine.
I read the book in hard back, and wanted to go over it again while doing chores - so no doubt about the excellent content.
Was really impressed by the actor, it gave pathos to the. Book, including, when necessary, sentences with German or French accents.
One way to honor the dead is to keep their memory alive and this book serves the greatest generation well in that regard.
A long but detailed account of the European Struggle to shake lose Nazi control but also insight into the Multinational leadership struggle that constantly hindered combined military operations.
Excellent, comprehensive overview of
WW II. Highly recommend to anyone who has or has not knowledge of what part the Allies, and especially the role the Americans played in the North Africa and European war. Good narration on the last book, excellent on the first two books.
If you only read one book about the final year of the European war..make it this one. I felt as if I were there..literally.
Every page took me to the next. Could not put it down.
Rick Atkinson is a superb author..in the same class as Ian Toll and Robert Mrazek..absolutely superb...