I can't answer. Have not read the print version.
Max Hastings volume on WWII.
A long and bloody holiday on the Italian peninsula.
I'd like a little more about the German perspective. Atkinson drops in a few tantalising details here and there, but I'd like a little more.
And I wish the audible edition somehow integrated a map feature.
I think the audio version is excellent. You definitely have to re-listen to sections from time to time, as you think through things, and the diagrams need to be accessed via the PDF. Not a big problem, since there are only a dozen or so.
Excellent presentation of the way the mind grapples with the world – where it cuts corners, when that is good, when it is bad.
No, definitely not.
Historical context is interesting, but a bit forced. Similarly, the narrator (March) is a bit too much.
On the whole, the author seems constrained to imbue the main character with with overly modern sensibilities on race, women, vegetarianism, capitalism, sex, etc., and release him into the Civil War era.
I wouldn't say the story is without merit, but it is a bit of a slog. Consider listening to an abridgment.
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