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Bill

wilmington, DE, United States

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  • On the Run: A History of Deserters and Desertions

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Graeme Kent
    • Narrated By John Telfer
    Overall
    (4)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    A unique and anecdote-filled history of desertion. There have been many books written about valour in battle. This is not one of them. On the contrary, On the Run deals entirely with those men and women who, over thousands of years, have departed with alacrity and for multifarious reasons from life in the armed forces. For as long as there have been wars there have been those who have fled, sometimes precipitously, from the cannon's roar.

    Bill says: "Hardly Accountable"
    "Hardly Accountable"
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    Would you try another book from Graeme Kent and/or John Telfer?

    No.


    What was most disappointing about Graeme Kent’s story?

    The story is supposed to be about "deserter's" through history. The book is read in a style more suited for a comedy. The book also appears to be part of a cover up. What cover up? There is not one word about the only American soldier executed for desertion Eddie Slovik, I am familiar with Mr. Slovic;s story and hoped for insights. But since the execution was done in secret it appears the story remains in the dark.


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Telfer’s performances?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    If believable hearing of a few well known men who were deserters.


    Any additional comments?

    Dissapointed

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Dennis E. Showalter
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (148)

    While the Battle of Kursk has long captivated World War II aficionados, it has been unjustly overlooked by historians. Drawing on the masses of new information made available by the opening of the Russian military archives, Dennis E. Showalter at last corrects that error. This battle was the critical turning point on World War II's Eastern Front. In the aftermath of the Red Army's brutal repulse of the Germans at Stalingrad, the stakes could not have been higher.

    Frank J. Habic says: "Rich got ot right"
    "The Forgotten Battle of Kursk"
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    What made the experience of listening to Armor and Blood the most enjoyable?

    The narration


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Armor and Blood?

    Learning how over 12 million men and 9 thousand tanks actually engaged in a hell on earth


    Have you listened to any of Robertson Dean’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but I would..yes


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Forgotten Kursk Dante's Inferno


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for all WWII interests.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Donald L. Miller
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (340)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (297)

    This is the dramatic story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep. With the narrative power of fiction, this is a harrowing ride through the fire-filled skies over Berlin, Hanover, and Dresden. Fighting at twenty-five thousand feet in thin, freezing air no warriors had encountered before, bomber crews battled new kinds of assaults on body and mind. Air combat was deadly but intermittent: periods of inactivity and anxiety were followed by short bursts of fire and fear.

    Olaf says: "Facts and Emotions Masterfully Combined"
    "Fear To The Nth Degree"
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    If you could sum up Masters of the Air in three words, what would they be?

    Intense, educational, revealing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Masters of the Air?

    The flights of heavy bombers into, what appeared and was for most, certain death


    What does Robertson Dean bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A "You Are There" quality


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many moments..Heavies going down, RAF and American fighters going down and winningOne incident does stand out and without giving a total reveal the story Andy Rooney relates about a certain "belly gunner" he saw


    Any additional comments?

    An intense book...Educational...scary...mind bending. I've listened twice. Will listen again. Picking up this and that I missed the first 2 times around

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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