The author did a great job with research and is a good storyteller. It's well-read and the narrator doesn't get in the way of the story like some narrators can. Good voice.
Setting fire to waste with JP8 rather than diesel.
The narrator. This book isn't really about consistent characters throughout the book.
This is a depressing book because of the content. War sucks for anyone unfortunate enough to get caught up in one.
This is not an easy listen - these are real people suffering from real consequences of war.
If you had told me an author would be able to write about a truly alien intelligence, I'd have been skeptical. But Stanislaw Lem was able to capture the alien even better than Lovecraft. I was really impressed.
Lem also knows human thinking - he's able to capture how scientists would approach the alien intellect he created - and all the reasons it would have problems.
I have not heard other performances, but he does a good enough job that I will look at what else he's done.
There wasn't a particularly MOVING moment. I'd say the exposition that exists is unusually good.
Some of the early scifi authors are truly masters of the craft. Stanislaw Lem knew what he was doing.
Hirsh humanizes the soldiers and Snow brings their humanity to life
Jason Cunningham for always thinking of others
When a PJ trainer goes to the extreme of rappelling down a building to catch trainees talking.
The pain of a family having to bury their loved one.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys story about people whose job it is to save others, for people who are interested in real military accounts, and for people who find helicopters interesting, Nothing is over-explained, everything is relevant, and there are no "boring parts." The narrator has the right timbre for the subject matter and does a great job giving the people life - the very reason we buy audiobooks.
Not really. The book was written as more of a history and less as prose. The result is that it doesn't flow well when read aloud.
Prince Sihanouk's ability to always switch to the winning side.
Limited by material
I thought the book was fantastic and thought it might be fun to listen to it on a trip because I'd been meaning to read it again. While the book is fantastic, as an audiobook, it is disappointing.
Six Days of War: both works give complete views from as many available sources as possible
No, but this was a great performance.
The lost opportunities to prevent the Holocaust.
This is really a necessary read for anyone interested in the history of the Third Reich. More recent works have better information on some topics, and Shirer's military analysis is limited, but nevertheless, if you've not read this work you won't have as complete a picture as you need in order to understand Europe in the mid-20th century.
Yes - the book is well-read and it's an amazing account
The first book that came to mind was The Caine Mutiny - but TCM is about a destroyer minesweeper, is fiction, and largely hinges on poor command, while this book is nonfiction, is a sub, and is largely about good command. But in both books there's a lot of detail about the day-to-day concerns of the men aboard their respective commands.
For me, it's often the little things. Fluckey's point about not appreciating being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor because it stipulates actions taken without regard to ones personal safety implying he took them without regard to the safety of his crew is an excellent point and really sticks in my mind.
Mostly, I was amazed. Of course, there's always some sadness when the crew has to split up and the command is over, as with any story involving people who formed friendships under intense conditions and subsequently parted ways.
One of the best WWII books I've had the pleasure of experiencing.
I've listened to just a few, usually books I know are good, so the competition is tough. It's definitely not in the lower third, but it's hard to say it's up there with Dune or The Caine Mutiny.
When a colonel made a poor decision about yelling at a wounded soldier fresh in from the fight.
He's got a good voice and is good at letting you get into the story.
It helps convince you that we shouldn't send our soldiers into a war unless we're quite sure it's necessary - it's a terrible thing to do to a man, sending him to war.
It's one of the best.
The details prove Wouk served in the Navy.
Saying so would probably be a spoiler.
Willie Keith because it would probably be expensive and he would probably pay.
A darn fine audio book. This was a great match of voice and cadence to the book's characters and time period.
No way. The only thing this audio version does is provide some pronunciation information.
Shogun is pretty unique in my experience.
The conversion of an Englishman into a Samurai.
The narration itself was ok, but the voices sounded like they were recited by someone using a voicebox.
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