If you love stories of American patriots this will inspire you. Robin Olds was a truly amazing, fearless, patriotic American. The book was well read. My only drawback was the language. I understand from the Introduction that Olds wanted the story in his language, and he got it. Unfortunately, much of the vulgarity just was not need to tell the story.
No, I would not. All the characters spoke the same way, with the same words. Their responses to different situations became very predictable.
Disappointment. It became very tedious in moving along, and even with that, found it necessary to fill in so many parts of the story. I believe editing out 5 hours of the book would have made it more enjoyable.
Having read Pope and O'brien, plus the Sharpe series, and found this book along the same lines. It was well done, giving us another naval hero to follow. The narrator was a little soft-spoken for the events taking place, but still and admiral job done. I am looking forward to reading the next one.
For the most part, any Shaara book is going to be a good read. Again, he does an excellent job of making history come alive. Even though, historical fiction by its very name takes some liberty into the mind and heart of some character, this is both a teaching and entertaining book. Well worth the read.
This is another good L'Amour story, done in his normal style. Loving L'Amour like I do, it was very enjoyable. The narration was excellent at well.
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.
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