The best I have read in a long while. Factual, insightful, and entertaining. This book kept me "in it" all the way.
This was an outstanding book undertaking both a panoramic view of the Doolittle raid, and well as a good study of the individuals involved.
I really appreciated the fact that the author did not cut out the spiritual aspects of some of the characters. Even including the part of Missionary John Birch's part in the rescue of Jimmy Doolittle.
This is a great story, and well done. Definitely too long for one sitting.
I really thought this book did not measure up to the same quality of the other Ramage stories. It was a worthwhile listen, but there were too many spaces that were filled with (for lack of a better term) 'just filler.'
Crossley consistently gives a good performance, and this was not exception.
The narration was so irritating that it got in the way of the story. This probably would be the greatest improvement.
Definitely not. The cadence, tone, lack of character fullness, made the whole book very irritating to listen to.
I love history, especially WWII. There is some potential in this book, A rewrite with smoother transitions would be helpful.
The best part of this book was the ending. It did offer an unusual twist at the end, that made me up its rating to a 3 overall. The part I liked the least involved the petty conversations between the main characters in the midst of the time of greatest import and struggle.
Reading the book was tedious enough. Don't think I would give another two hours to it.
It is interesting how Pope can use so many different strategies to bring the desired victories for his hero. To me that is one of the most intriguing parts of Pope's Ramage series. Ramage is able to gain these victories with very little loss of life.
I would recommend this book as another interesting adventure by Pope, with a new twist, in capturing a signal station to get a naval advantage.
Unlike Obrien's Master and Commander series, Pope does not like to kill off his characters. There is a lot of action and strategy in Pope without all the gory blood letting.
Crossley again does a wonderful narration. He keeps his characters separate and interesting.
I really like this entire series. I believe it is every bit as good as Obrien's Aubrey/Maturin series without all the vulgarities.
The series is so enjoyable, even if somewhat predictable have several books. Even Ramage's mistakes come out good.
Crossley makes this series very enjoyable. He does a great job with the different characters, and his reading style makes the story live.
I have enjoyed this series more than the Aubrey/Martin series, in that the times of boredom from the humdrum of sailing the oceans, takes up less of the book, and moves from plots and subplots easier and quicker. IMHO
Even though I have read many books on WWII, this story was brand new to me. It was a great story to read, and the Epilog was a great final part giving us the 'Rest of the Story.'
Zuchoff was competent in his reading, but became tedious with his soft, breathy narration.
This story seemed well documented, and really needed no embellishment. Probably th sonly irritating thing about the book was the several reminders of McCollum losing his twin brother. The author seemed to go out of his way to remind us of that over and over again.
But a great story, and would recommend to anyone.
Entertaining new twist.
Steven Crossley is the right man for these novels. He does a good job with the characters, and makes the story come alive.
Even though it is an entertaining book, the plot twists are somewhat anticipated. I love this series, but the father you get into it, you have continue to endure the old 'get you up to speed' routine for each of the main characters. That does become a little tedious at times. Still, I love the series.
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