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David

Vancouver, BC, Canada | Member Since 2007

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  • Thunder Below!: The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Eugene B. Fluckey
    • Narrated By Corey Snow
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (138)

    Under the leadership of her fearless skipper, Captain Gene Fluckey, the Barb sank the greatest tonnage of any American sub in World War II. At the same time, the Barb did far more than merely sink ships-she changed forever the way submarines stalk and kill their prey.

    This is a gripping adventure chock-full of "you-are-there" moments. Fluckey has drawn on logs, reports, letters, interviews, and a recently discovered illegal diary kept by one of his torpedomen.

    Rex says: "Wow! There were brave men in WWII"
    "An interesting story, but very stilted writing"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Though the admiral has an interesting story to tell, the writing is contrived and corny, stiff. He should have considered a ghost writer.

    Two books that describe the life of a sub captain during WWII that are way more engrossing:
    1. The Bravest Man: The Story of Richard O'Kane & U.S. Submariners in the Pacific War by William Tuohy
    2. Silent Running: My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine by James F. Calvert

    Either of those books are worth multiple listenings, I could barely make it through 'Thunder Below!'.


    Was Thunder Below! worth the listening time?

    The stilted writing made it very hard to get through.


    3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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