Brotherhood, brotherhood, brotherhood
Falling on the grenade, knowing full well what he was giving up.
That's the phrase that stuck in my head for the last half of this book. It is obviously a cue for the audio editors to edit out when assembling the files.
As others have stated, the narration is a big detractor. It feels as if William Shatner as Captain Kirk is reading this book. The constant pauses continually disrupt the flow of the book.
If you are already a student of WW2, the first third of this book will be mundane, or a refresher for you. Depending on how bad the narrator irks you.
The author seems to slip in and out of the past and present and odd times. He speaks of a battle, the troops involved, the goal to attain, the terrain where it was fought and then out of nowhere says something like "by the way, there is a great coffee house on this street now" or he slips into recollections of his personal travels.
On the bright side, the author is very good at research. There is a massive amount of information in this book. And if you are looking for something to fill holes in your own studies, this may fit the bill.
Yes, to catch up on missed details.
There isn't one. This is why I gave this book only 3 stars. It should be labeled as part one.
Great story so far, just make sure you grab part two(All Clear) while you're at it.
If you are interested in making the stories you tell deeper, and your performance more entertaining while telling them, this may help you.
I do believe this would be much better with a hard-copy of at least a syllabus.
The first 44 hours were pretty good.
The characters are given so much conflict on their journey, but to me the climax doesn't live up to the tribulations.
To me, this is a story showing how drive and conviction are excellent qualities in human beings. And the characters "personalities" tend to parallel those of today.
Not quite a saga, but pretty good character development. I only learned of the "controversy" surrounding this book after getting through half of it. While sometimes seeming almost prophetic in nature, one must remember that this is fiction. It is merely a story, not prophecy to be fulfilled someday.
Nothing. There is an echo of his narration that is quite annoying. If it weren't for the story, I'd probably have quit listening.
Reading about Galt's motor actually working, makes me think of the rumors of the 50mpg carburetor awhile back.
The "love triangle" seems a bit off to me. I find it the most uninteresting part of the book for me.
Literally, it left me wanting more. It was very captivating, held my interest the whole time. Then it ended. I'm going to search through the authors other works now.
This was read exactly as if you were reading Black Hawks journal yourself.
A pretty good attempt at getting different accents across.
An allied side of the story
No character per se, but he does try different dialects that help discern between which country the individual may have been from.
While it states an American viewpoint, there is quite a bit of British and other allied stories involved. Which is a good thing in my opinion.
I really like how the author pulls many different sources to give a seemingly well rounded account of events during Hitler's life.
To many. But hearing about Hitler's early years is a plus.
Not laugh or cry, unless you count the emotions that are sure to arise when listening to accounts of how human beings treated each other.
A very long read, but one which I believe needs to be visited. To hear a history of the Nazi party for yourself, and not just hearsay over the radio or television.
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