Rick Atkinson is a consumate story teller using the English language to good effect. His research is superb.
Yes. I enjoy military history. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and was stunned at the bravery of the men that went out in submarines
The Bravest Man - another submariner's tale, Neptune's Inferno on the naval battles around Guadalcanal and The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors of the heroic stand by destroyers against battleships in Leyte Gulf
I think the title sums it up: Thunder Below!
An above average tale well told
about top third
The story kept up. It has an interesting story line and I did not get bored listening to it.
The fight scene where the hero and heroine nearly get hammered!
An enjoyable story. I want to read the rest of the trilogy.
Dont know as I have only had the audio version
The reality of the scenes describing how combat pilots fly an F16
Expression is always good. I think he does a good job.
I really enjoyed the book. I have listened to it twice already.
The story is very involved and the plot is woven in leaf after leaf. I love Peter Hamilton's stories and look forward to his next book.
I first saw a tome in a book shop with the author Peter Hamilton. Out of curiosity, I got one of his books and have been fascinated by his imagination and depth of description ever since. I almost wish I could be alive when we will be able to travel to his worlds...
Peter Hamilton has a wonderful imagination. He is able to describe his worlds in a very clear manner allowing one to imagine what he is driving at. He is also able to disguise his plot so that you only find out at the end how it all ties together.
I love John Lee reading Peter Hamilton's books and was initially disappointed to see he was not reading this one. However, Tony Longworth has more than stepped up. I like his voice, his intonation and his ability to read the words to tell a story.
A good read. A bit tough if you like short works...
I have not seen the printed version. The audio was great!
It gives me heart that money is being spent on true research. Our planet can only really progress if we harness the power of the imagination. DARPA's flying insects are amazing!
No, it was great to listen in chunks
It was able to get me up to date from high school physics to the current state of play. Jim Baggot did a wonderful job of providing very high brow physics in a way that made it make sense. I wanted an update: I got it in spades! I will read more of his books.
none that I know of
He has a good way of reading very difficult and thoughtful material that did not shut me off.
Finally understanding Schroedinger's Cat
A well written story of a complex concept that kept the reader along even if you started to lose some of the concepts.
Yes. This ship seemed to have a divine hand putting it in the right place at the right time. Anyone who has read Flashman will have the same feeling of "you're kidding me right" as the Big E heads into yet another major battle much like Flashman accidentally being at the the Charge of the Light Brigade.
The ship. It had a soul of its own.
Several. Whenever the Enterprize took a big hit, you hold your breath which is silly seeing as you know she survived. But, that is the gut feel.
No. It did remind me that sometimes life is tooooo coincidental to be mere coincidence.
This is a tale told over and over again. This version was told in a very fresh manner and I enjoyed the narration.
Nimitz: did he have balls!
The absolute divine intervention of getting the right mix upstairs and on the deck.
I did not realise how badly the Hornet flyers actually did... I was not aware of the Flight to Nowhere
Not really. Given the amount of material available, it was less than satisfactory
Most: based on fact
Least: boringly described and performed
They did not excite
This is an interesting and stark story of what happened in the early days of the British going into Helmand Province in Afghanistan. It also gives you an insight into how easy it could be for a helicopter to fire on friendlies. The discipline of the Apache pilots is very impressive.
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