Probably not...life is too short, there are so many good books, so I've never listened to an audiobook twice yet...nothing against this one.
Its kind of a cross between EB Sledge and Rick Atkinson's Trilogy....alledgedly Sparks' story but lots of context thrown in when there clearly seems to be little known of day-day events in his unit
BG Felix Sparks of course
The helplessness Sparks must have felt when MG Frederick refused to allow his BN to get re-positioned in the Vosges resulting days later in the destruction of his BN....one imagines one would wonder in retrospect whether another approach to the issue at hand could have yielded another outcome
The narration on this book is excellent even though not by the author. So any shortcomings lay at the author's feet. Kershaw does yeoman service in the book by highlighting the sort of (horrific) war the 45th division had in WWII.
The one shortcoming in the book is that it lacks insight into WHY decisions were made which adversely impacted Sparks' soldiers...that would have value to future leaders in learning from the challenges faced as described in the book. The book gives you what happened but not insight into as much insight as to why from Sparks' perspective . That said, this book is one which I'll never forget and I highly recommend.
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