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Howard

Cincinnati, OH, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • D-Days in the Pacific

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Donald L. Miller
    • Narrated By Gary Dikeos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Although most people associate the term D-day with the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944, it is military code for the beginning of any offensive operation. In the Pacific theater during World War II there were more than one hundred D-days. The largest - and last - was the invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945, which brought together the biggest invasion fleet ever assembled, far larger than that engaged in the Normandy invasion.D-Days in the Pacific tells the epic story of the campaign waged by American forces to win back the Pacific islands from Japan.

    Bill says: "Terrific one volume history of the Pacific war."
    "Worse Narration - Could not finish listening .."
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    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    no one.


    Has D-Days in the Pacific turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Never - I'm a World War II buff.


    What didn’t you like about Gary Dikeos’s performance?

    He sounded like he was reading to 1st graders....


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    great disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    What a waste of money ...

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Pacific

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Hugh Ambrose
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (123)

    In this companion to the HBO miniseries - executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman - Hugh Ambrose reveals the intertwined odysseys of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy carrier pilot during World War II. Between America's retreat from China in late November 1941 and the moment General MacArthur's airplane touched down on the Japanese mainland in August of 1945, five men connected by happenstance fought the key battles of the war against Japan.

    Howard says: "Big let down"
    "Big let down"
    Overall

    I have 59 Audiobooks in my library, many of which
    dealing with the Marines and battles in this book. Having finished listening to it yesterday, "The Pacific" is without a doubt the most confusing and poorly narrated of all.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • A Rumor of War

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Philip Caputo
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (130)

    When it first appeared, A Rumor of War brought home to American readers, with terrifying vividness and honesty, the devastating effects of the Vietnam War on the soldiers who fought there. And while it is a memoir of one young man's experiences and therefore deeply personal, it is also a book that speaks powerfully to today's students about the larger themes of human conscience, good and evil, and the desperate extremes men are forced to confront in any war.

    Howard says: "Howie"
    "Howie"
    Overall

    After listening to Mr.Caputos' book I have only one word, which is used in the Marine Corps.
    That word being "OUTSTANDING"!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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