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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

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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

What the Critics Say

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

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    A User 08-18-16
    A User 08-18-16

    Tell us about yourself! I love to read & hope to find lots of new wonderful books.

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    "loved it !"

    absolutely love this book, narration was wonderful truly an amazing story of an American Hero!

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    Robert E. Walton Sierra Vista, Arizona United States 07-09-16
    Robert E. Walton Sierra Vista, Arizona United States 07-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Honor the Dine`"

    Interview at the end sucked. great story. The Codetalkers were great heroes. Excellent book, a must read.

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    David W. Sisk Hemet, CA USA 07-07-16
    David W. Sisk Hemet, CA USA 07-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "important history unfolded"
    If you could sum up Code Talker in three words, what would they be?

    fascinating piece of history


    What aspect of David Colacci’s performance would you have changed?

    As someone who also grew up on the checkerboard in New Mexico, I was disappointed the reader did not take the time to find out how to pronounce the local surnames and place names. It could have been better if a reader with a slight Navajo accent had been chosen to read it.


    Any additional comments?

    Culture and historical facts are well researched. The author shows Chester Nez's admirable character and illustrates the way Navajos changed the war and the war changed the Navajos.

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    Lorene 06-17-16
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    "An Important Piece of History"

    if it wasn't for the Navaho Codetalkers, WWII would have ended very differently and life would be very different today and not in a positive way. These memoirs by an originall Codetalker in Nez's humble, descriptive words open a whole, new world from his insights. Definite a book to be listened to over and over.

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    What made the experience of listening to Code Talker the most enjoyable?

    hearing about the work of our heros. I had heard about the Navajo code talkers from someone who had been in the army during WWII. According to him they had been miracle workers. now to hear the story, i understand.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Code Talker?

    to hear how the Navajo have been treated, is terrible. to destroy animals in the way he describes is a crime. yes, i understand the land was over grazed, but there is a right and humane way of doing it.


    What about David Colacci’s performance did you like?

    good


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As above, i have helped care for farm animals, and the treatment of the Navajo animals was a crime. also, the treatment of the Navajo people was wrong.


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    Drew 06-08-16
    Drew 06-08-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing Book, a must read"

    This is a great book about a little yet very important part of WWII history. It's very well written and read.

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    Ken Farnsworth Jr 06-04-16
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    "Inspiring and fascinating!"

    You will love knowing what really happened when a humble and obedient Native American dedicated himself to saving our country in a way only few accomplished. We owe the Code Talkers our respect and honor!
    Ken Farnsworth

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    Yvonne 06-01-16
    Yvonne 06-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "So glad I chose this one!"

    This is a great story. I'm grateful that someone took the time to preserve it, and that I got to hear it. Chester is a great example of positive attitude.

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    "outstanding"

    A piece of history that should go down in our chronicles for all future generations. well written and performed. it tells details that I have not read anywhere else. The insight into the integrity of the Navajo is especially important for all to understand.

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    Snake39 03-06-16
    Snake39 03-06-16

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    "Wonderful story"

    Listened at 2.0 speed so as not to fall asleep. Wonderful service provided by these guys.

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