This story is so powerful, its hard to add anything to it. He was wise and made sure he didn't take anything away.
This book brought me to tears many times. The sacrifice that these men made is amazing. Lone Survivor is a must listen.
I've been listening to Masters of the Air and needed a break for some fiction. This book did a great job of giving a clear idea of the reality of war. As a Iraq combat veteran I've always been annoyed by the fact that most military story's are told in the context of soldiers who are big men. Slaughter House 5 spent a lot of time on the fact that soldiers are really what any professional aged adult would consider boys.
All in all it was a very enjoyable listen.
One warning, there is a lot of science fiction...like alien stuff.
If you are a WWII buff like me your always looking for a new perspective. This book give it to you.
First one I've listened to like this.
Great performance. Its not easy to keep my attention for this long but he did.
Hitlers was a D*ck
great context for any WWII listen
Yes but only if they are a die hard WWII Pacific reader.
Is this the same questions as the one above? Come one Audible.com....you're better then that.
I was happy when they got past the flag raising. Its an interesting story but it has been told, and told, and told, then told again. I wanted more of the stories from the fox holes. The last 1/4 gave me what I was looking for.
I would have been happy not knowing anything about their lives. To be honest I am really only interested in the top decisions makers and the guys on the front line.
If you're looking for another WWII Pacific book to add to your list this is a good one.Put this one on the back burner If you haven't listened to With the Old Breed at Peleliu or Unbroken yet.
The author has a lot of experience and some very good direction on raising a child.
Okay, Decent, Vocal ;)
No, I bought this book when my wife was 8 months pregnant and finished it last week. Our daughter just graduated from high-school. (not true)
The advice is spot on but very repetitive.
I never re-listen to book but I am glad i listen to this the first time. The premise seems ridiculous and scared me away for a long time but I was pleasantly surprised when I finally picked it up and listened.
Getting to know President Lincoln as a true bad ass was the best part of this book. While the context of his badassery was simply silly the fact that he was truly a take names and kick ass man and president was made apparent.
The narrator did a wonderful job of representing the period and characters voices without being over the top. It was clear when the change in narrations from character to character but was not distracting.
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