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  • Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jonathan W. Jordan
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (94)

    Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George S. Patton, and General Omar N. Bradley engineered the Allied conquest that shattered Hitler’s hold over Europe. But they also shared an intricate web of relationships going back decades. In the cauldron of World War II, they found their prewar friendships complicated by shifting allegiances, jealousy, insecurity, patriotism, and ambition.

    aaron says: "The best tri-hero book in years!!"
    "A well researched document with no revelations."
    Overall

    There is nothing much new revealed in any of this exhausting book. Everyone know Patton was a prima donna, this confirms it. Likewise Bradley is not very interesting; he's a damn good soldier. The only 'news' is how intertwined the 3 soldier's lives were before the war.
    If there is anything new; it is that Ike was human and was overwhelmed, on occasion, by the magnitude of his responsibility as Supreme Allied Commander. This would be a much more readable effort if reduced by about 2/3.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ghosts of Bungo Suido

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By P. T. Deutermann
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    In late 1944, America’s recapture of the Philippines is jeopardized by what seems an insurmountable threat from Japan: immense Yamato-class battleships, which dwarf every other ship at sea. Built in total secrecy, these 76,000-ton warships seem invincible. American military intelligence knows of two such ships, but there are rumors of a third, built not as a battleship but as an aircraft carrier. Now ready to go operational from Japan’s heavily defended and mined Inland Sea, a carrier of that size could disrupt the entire invasion effort.

    Robert says: "If you like WWII Submarine Adventure - your gonna"
    "If you like WWII Submarine Adventure - your gonna"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is a novel but it is based on a true story. You will enjoy the performance even if you can guess what comes next. The truth tends to be that way.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The skipper, it is his tale.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices of the characters are more alive than if I had imagined them just in my mind.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, submarine patrols took time. You should savor the suspense and sweat out what comes next right along with the crew of Dragon Fish. I was in no hurry to move on so I enjoyed lingering. All in all it took about a week to absorb the tale


    Any additional comments?

    This is a different time, and the attitudes of the characters are in keeping with WWII. They are not
    politically correct by todays standards and that is how it should be.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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