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David

Ashby NSW Au | Member Since 2006

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  • Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Elliot Carlson
    • Narrated By Danny Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (38)

    Elliot Carlson's biography of Captain Joe Rochefort is the first to be written of the officer who headed the U.S. Navy's decrypt unit at Pearl Harbor and broke the Japanese Navy's code before the Battle of Midway. Listeners will share Rochefort's frustrations as he searches in vain for Yamamoto's fleet prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and share his joy when he succeeds in tracking the fleet in early 1942 and breaks the code that leads him to believe Yamamoto's invasion target is Midway.

    Will says: "Amazingly engaging"
    "Great about war history"
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    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Joe Rochefort's War the most enjoyable?

    Elliot makes the events interesting but I am not sure if a listener who is not interested in war history would not want to last the distance as some of the events can be drawn out. The history is very through and well referenced.


    What other book might you compare Joe Rochefort's War to and why?

    No other book has been so researched to the extent as this book.


    Have you listened to any of Danny Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Pacific Code Breakers.


    Any additional comments?

    Very topical and recent history to the Bush administration.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2626)
    Performance
    (2380)
    Story
    (2373)

    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions.

    William says: "Rough and tumble Texas boy makes USA proud"
    "Interesting for the recent time in history"
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    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    A little long in some parts. Very good on detail about sniper gear.


    If you’ve listened to books by Chris Kyle and Scott McEwan before, how does this one compare?

    N/C


    What three words best describe John Pruden’s voice?

    Ture American from the south


    Did American Sniper inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting for war buffs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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