My guess is that she didn't work for him long enough to experience enough interesting information with John. As a result, there isn't enough 'meat' in this book. It might have been better left unwritten.
No! There was barely enough for one book, let alone another.
If one wants to get more insight into John, I'd suggest 'Forever Young' by William Noonan who was a close friend of his from childhood into adulthood.
Also, I don't know where this author read the book because at times, there was echo noise in the background and at one point, there was a siren in the background. A bit distracting.
I guess I'm slightly against the grain on this one. I agree Edward Hermann did an excellent job narrating and I would recommend the book for its historical value certainly. In some portions, the flow was excellent where the author gave you plenty of information so that you could get a good feel for Louie Zamperini and what he was like but without going over-board on minutia. In other areas, however, it was so exhaustive as to hint of boring. Example: It was fine to hear of the incident with one albatross and even two but by the time the third was mentioned, I thought ... enough with the albatross already! The innumerable incidents with Wattanabe were, to me, overkill as well. We needed to know what a tyrant he was but we heard so much of it that it eventually failed to impact as I'm sure it was intended to.
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