I've tried to read this classic account of Nazi Germany before and lost heart a few hundred pages in. The audio book kept my interest and kept me listening. A truly detailed and worthwhile book that everyone should read, it puts a lot of other bits about WWII and European history in perspective. Shirer saw Hitler et al walking around Berlin, met them at dinners and briefings and helped me see them as people (many hateful, some conflicted) as well as historical players. I recommend keeping a list of names and referring to maps periodically to keep it all straight. I found myself wanting to keep listening instead of doing other things and had to force myself to stop regularly to avoid total depression. I got so angry during this book I regretted ever learning German or being interested in Germany at all, but have since put it in perspective and am now amazed at how successful Germany has been in rebuilding and maintaining a successful and (mostly) non-militaristic nation.
A must read for anyone interested in WWII or humanity in general.
Larry Correia has built a complete world and heroic characters to love. He has obviously had a great time changing history in interesting ways- WWI with wizards and zombies works much better than you'd think. What sets this apart from other alternate histories is the combination of action and humor. I love this series and can't wait for Warbound to come out!
This book is so over the top, off the scale ridiculous that it is a pleasure to listen to. Werewolves, zombies, elves, orcs- it has them all. I've never read or enjoyed so many fantasy in-jokes in one place.
Movies rather than books come to mind. I might compare it to Army of Darkness, but much funnier and more intelligent. Also a small sprinkling of Shaun of the Dead.
He delivered a great performance- Mordecai's voice is probably my favorite part.
MHI- You have a monster? We have a gun for that!
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