Jacksonville, Florida, United States
This is probably the most boring book I have ever listened to. If I wanted a pre-war history lesson about Hermann Goering, J. Edgar Hoover and even Charles Lindburgh, I would not have looked for it in a book touted to be an "Incredible True Story of an American WWII Bomber Commander". It's about Werner Goering, the nephew of the Nazi Reichsmarschall and Commander of the German Luftwaffe who immigrated ti the US prior to the war and became a B-17 Bomber pilot. Consequently, his family relationships (and name) caused great concern to the FBI.
I could not shut this book off! I love audiobooks but nothing to the extent that this book captures the pure feelings of the characters.
That is a REALLY hard one to answer. All of them were portrayed magnificently by Mr. Pinchot! 2LT Hawke was probably brought to life the best but Lt. Mellis and China were right up there with them.
2nd LT Hawke!
Yes, when Jayhawke was fragged by mistake.
"There it is!"
The narrator was phenomenal! He brought every character to life!
The opening scene in Chapter 1 with the woodchuck coming up the side of the road.
Probably the scene where the propane cache / meth plant goes up.
The violent rape of Dodi.
I watched Season 1 of Under the Dome on CBS and the audiobook is 10 times better than the TV series was.
Absolutely, if the friend was interested in a chronological account of what patrols on a WWII submarine was like.
The fact that Admiral Fluckey was the "Skipper I Always Wanted", truely in love with his ship and crew and willing to sacrifice his all for their success.
Excellent narration! Perfect inflection in his reading to reflect the feelings of the author in various situations.
The end, where Fluckey tossed the final line off the pier and watched "his" sub leave on patrol with another skipper at the helm with his entire crew, who became his 2nd family, waving to him.
The best book I have read about the submarine service during WWII yet!
Explains in detail the thought processes, human needs, and resultant feelings of survivor guilt. I really don't know what Marlantes' qualifications are to expound on these. Definitely NOT as good as his novel "Matterhorn".
Nothing spectacular about the book but does give a good account of the advance on Baghdad and some of the feelings of the young men that were sent over there to do the dirty work.
This is basically a "welcome aboard" and a good way to test your audible player installation to ensure your downloads work properly.
Absolutely intriguing account of the war patrols and subsequent loss of the submarine from a defective torpedo guidance system and CDR O'Kane's leadership.
Very good book, highly technical and accurate bringing to light the life and exploits of an Air Force fighter pilot.
This was NOT what I expected. The narrator sounds like a backwoods hick and doesn't do anything toward telling the stories with his, well, I would say "countryfied" accent but that would be an insult to the intelligence of those who live in the country. Some of the stories were completely pointless and hard to follow. I managed to struggle through it but wouldn't do it a second time. Invest your money in a better novel such as Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes.
The story is so real you can almost smell the stench and feel the grime and heat sapping every ounce of energy you have. Welcome home, Brothers!
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