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Code Talker Audiobook

Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WW II

Chester Nez, the only surviving member of the original twenty-nine Navajo code talkers, shares the fascinating inside story of his life and service during World War II.
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Publisher's Summary

Chester Nez, the only surviving member of the original 29 Navajo code talkers, shares the fascinating inside story of his life and service during World War II.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2011 Chester Nez and Judith Avila (P)2011 Tantor

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"A unique, inspiring story by a member of the Greatest Generation." (Kirkus)

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    Jennifer Powers Cumberland Gap, TN, US 02-17-16
    Jennifer Powers Cumberland Gap, TN, US 02-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    Loved this memoir. Fascinating on many levels. Wonderful that mr. Nez was recognized for his unique contribution before his death.

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    James BEDFORD, TX, United States 02-11-16
    James BEDFORD, TX, United States 02-11-16 Member Since 2010
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    "a story from a unique perspective"

    not just a story of the war but an excellent telling of denai life in the pre war era

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    Anthony Byrne 01-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Interesting"

    They wisely advise the reader at the jump that they do not guarantee absolute accuracy and parallel reporting with historical text. Whenever Chester's memory differs from historical record they make a non-inside note.

    Book is about half personal memoir and half war memoir. The opening chapters deal with his childhood and some of his peoples history which may be told in better detail in other books but it helps the impact of the wartime narration. Later chapters nice through emotional sounding events a bit too hastily for them to have much effect but his personality is still present.

    Recommended. For those curious the narrator sounds just fine at 1.5x speed.

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    Connie Holcomb Waynesville, GA USA 11-07-15
    Connie Holcomb Waynesville, GA USA 11-07-15
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    "Inspirational"

    I enjoyed listening to the experiences of Mr. New and his humble spirit and faithfulness to his country.

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    Christopher 06-07-15
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    "Impressive"

    This is an excellent memoir of Chester Nez. Not an historic overview of the Code Talkers, though there's some of that, but the life and memories of one of the original 29. The pre- and post war material is helpful.

    This Audible production included a phrase to the effect of "this ends disc... the audiobook continues on the next disc," which I found amusing.

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    Nature Girl 05-13-15
    Nature Girl 05-13-15
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    "Informative"

    Gentle, factual explanation of both regular duties & horrific events.
    Reminded me of my Dad sharing his World War II stories

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    "the stories of the battles are the best"

    also the full description of how the code was developed was amazing! they used multiple words for the same alphabet letter, so that repeated letters in a word like "need" wouldn't give ant hints on what words were which letter.

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    B.E. Bailey 02-12-15
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    "Code Talker Legacy"

    What a fantastic book! This was a significant part of WWII that many do not know and these men played an important role in our victory.
    Tip: The narrator spoke slower than I liked so I listened to it at 2x the speed.

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    AnotherOnlineBookworm 02-06-15
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    "Excellent story, deserved a better treatment"
    What did you like best about Code Talker? What did you like least?

    It is a fascinating story about a man who experienced a unique and pivotal part of our history. However, the dialogue as written by the Ms. Avila reflects the her voice rather than that of Chester Nez and serves to make this book feel quite fictionalized.


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    Fred 01-31-15
    Fred 01-31-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great picture of American military history!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I particularly enjoyed the telling of his youthful years in school where he was not allowed to speak Navajo. I also thought it was interesting how they came up with the code. I enjoyed the reading of this book and will recommend it.

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