He uses this cheesy, fake emotional tone that removes the reader and ruins what otherwise are some awesome stories
Overall the book was great: well written, covers every aspect of an important historical battle. Only downside was the author's source use. Out of two Marine divisions that fought on the ground, the author only uses a couple sources from K/3/5, 1 Mar Div (the guys from 'The Pacific' TV series that have numerous books written. Not even sure the material was from interviews he conducted personally...), really would like to get more and previously unheard perspectives, rather than those that have already been written.
Phenomenal story and well written. A must-listen. A true, touching human interest story. A movie should be made of this immediately!
It's similar to the common narrative we frequently read, but gives us the perspective of the "other end" of the Normandy beaches. So if you are into the Normandy story, this is a great addition.
Bad. Reads like he's half computer. Absolutely horrible German pronunciation - something you'd think they'd screen before narrating a WWII book. Doesn't detract for the story however.
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