Yes, The information and first hand account details are drawn from correspondance and diaries of the men involved.
The reaction of the Navy to the attack on Pearl Harbor was riveting.
The inflection of voice, tone and emphasis on important details was evident.
No, just a reminder of the state of affairs in the US Navy at the turn of the 20th century and the fortune to have had Annapolis develop some of the brightest minds of that time.
I have been a Charles Todd enthusiast for many years and have read all the books. This is a great prequel to the series. The story line was well developed and the interaction of Ian Rutledge in pre WW! England was well thought out with ties to the successive novels. At first I missed the flow from the previous narrators, buit Steven Crossley proved to bring a new energy to the book that had been missing lately. In all, a most enjoyable listen!
G.J. Meyer has done a very good job of condensing a very complex geo-political time and breaking it down into digestible pieces. It is intriguing, draws you in, and brings to life a time that continues to shape our modern history. The backround chapters are essential, and greatly assist in an understanding the thought process of some very flawed political and military decisions. The narration is excellent. Tone and inflection are perfect for what could be a dry topic, but Robert Sachs handles it like a master,
The overall development of plot and characters demonstrates the author's ability to draw in the audience and capture their interset. When uou combine this with Mr. Dalton's magnificient narration, you have an excellent listen of a fine drama.
Proof of Guilt was worth the wait. Inspector Rutledge mysteries are some of the most entertaining mystery writings that I have read, or listened to. Simon Prebble's narration of Charles Todd seems to evoke the time period and enhances the listening flow. The one aspect of this book that held my attention was the way in which Ian Rutledge's character has emerged from the severely tormented detective of the early novels, into the more interesting persona of the professional detective, with only the hint of the troubled ghost of Hamish haunting him. Ian Rutledge is a proven commodity and Charles Todd is still keeping him fresh. A very good listen.
Narration was good, but I listen to audio books based on convenience. Print versions are always better.
Holmes, for obvious reason
Watson, I always thought his would be the most objective view
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