This is the real story of Patton, known affectionately as "The Old Man" and "Old Blood and Guts" by his troops. Told first hand by generals and comrades who fought side by side with him in all of his campaigns, from World War l to World War II and the famous "Battle of the Bulge".
A special contribution in included from Mrs. Patton, as well as "A Study Guide for Harvard" that contains additional biographical information, facts, famous Patton quotes, and Patton's complete legacy. Plus: A PDF file of the Study Guide for Schools.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
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The reader's speaking cadence was so distracting that my wife could only finish 1.5 chapters. Really wanted to hear this story but couldn't focus. Going to try to get our credit back when we return from our trip. Three star story rating is only because this rating app would not allow me to leave it blank.
Narrator sounds like a robot, I cannot listen to this. Mispronounces things left and right, annoying monotone, doesn't seem to know where commas are. Book might be well written but it is impossible to listen to with this reader.
I purchased this book after completing Churchill's history of WWII series. I wanted to get the American view of the action. The story line was interesting and helped me struggle through the narration.
This audio book confirmed my suspicion that there are some people who should not narrate books. To be fair, I am probably in that group but I don't think I would be this bad. The narration is in a staccato style with no emotion and continuous pauses in awkward places. Almost all words with more than three syllables are mispronounced.
I did not think I would ever want to return a book for a refund, but now I do.
The book certainly tells more about Patton than does O'Reilly's book. It's told as if written by a wartime correspondent with some interesting insights. There are also far too many unsupported conclusions. I have not read many other books about Patton so I don't know either this book's accuracy or level of scholarship. Unfortunately it suffers from a typical journalist's superficiality.
The narration is the worst I have heard on audible.com. The narrator's phrasing is terrible. He mispronounces an incredible number of words. The narration is so bad that it is distracting from the story. Read the book if the story interests you. Do not bother to listen to the recording.
I cannot recommend this book. The narrator was so very poor; he had trouble even pronouncing words. It was terrible.
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