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Milton Soong

Los Altos, CA USA | Member Since 2012

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  • Tobruk

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    In the early days of April 1941, the 14,000 Australian forces garrisoned in the Libyan town of Tobruk were told to expect reinforcements and supplies within eight weeks. Eight months later these heroic, gallant, determined "Rats of Tobruk" were rescued by the British Navy having held the fort against the might of Rommel's never-before-defeated Afrika Corps.

    J B Tipton says: "Fair dinkum"
    "Bank of blokes."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Peter FitzSimons and/or Humphrey Bower?

    No. While entertaining, I am looking for more insight I. My history reading.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    He can cut out a lot of background material to tighten the focus on just the protagonists and their ordeal in Tobruk. We do not need to know about the origin of Nazi germany or other potted history like that.


    Have you listened to any of Humphrey Bower’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Fun presenter, like a sports announcer. Playing up the Aussie "bloke" stereotype which can turn someone off.


    Did Tobruk inspire you to do anything?

    To look for another more serious treatment on that campaign.


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