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.
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.
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.