The thing that I liked the most about the work is its objective recount of history. Far too often books on military history take a side, leaving their objectivity in the rear view mirror and approach opinionated editorial versus a historical account. Bravo!
Many intriguing anecdotal stories surrounding the plight of civilian, military, and intelligence agencies really brings home the overall sentiment of life in 1941 Moscow.
The effort to compare statistical data with other WWII efforts was edifying. The accuracy and detail of USSR efforts to thwart the German attackers was spot on.
The style of narration was inline with the objective writer. Pleasing, at times amusing, and easy on the ear.
I only wish that there were more books like this on the period and specific battles, organizations, and operations.
Well worth ones time.
I am trying very hard to enjoy this as the subject matter is so intruiging, and the writing is good. My challenge is how 'fast' the narrator speaks. I am seriously looking for a way to slow down the audio over all, otherwise I feel like someone is speed reading and audio books are not so.
See John Lee. If he read this, I would be in bliss. Or if the current gentleman just slowed down.
Sincerely, Not so Speedy I plead thee
Perhaps I was expecting more character build up of RH versus what the book delivered.
It is not even close to being about RH which really confuses me, considering the title! It is mostly poor prose and cheeky dialogue. RH may have 10% of the book. The rest is how the Americans are doing at finding him.
I would not spend the time or money. Sorry. In fact, I am asking for my $$ back.
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