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Threads of the War Audiobook

Threads of the War: Personal Truth Inspired Flash-Fiction of the 20th Century's War

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Publisher's Summary

Threads of the War collects and shares personal narratives during real events across the span of the 20th century's war. From the seats of a German cinema in 1915 and high over Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, to under the water of the port of Alexandria, Egypt, and on a rail line in East Prussia in 1945, the listener is carried from one front of war to another in short, easily listenable yet emotionally compelling bursts. Each story in this collection opens the door to a unique personal facet of war, exposing the listener to the facts, fictions, and fallacies of armed violence. Following each story the listener is provided specific and revealing facts about the events narrated, offering both entertainment and education within the time it takes to read a blog post.

©2015 Jeremy R Strozer (P)2016 Jeremy R Strozer

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    Daman 10-14-16
    Daman 10-14-16 Member Since 2016

    A good listen makes for an amazing day!

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    "Interesting Historical Fiction"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Each story has its theme and fits into a great listen. I loved the historical connection each presents and what we can learn from each is equally important.


    Any additional comments?

    "This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

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    Mary Karowski 10-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Historical fiction in short form"

    Well written fiction based on real stories. The author gives you the shirt but if fiction and then the story. Whims what was written. Well written and narrated. I found the shorts entertaining. Perhaps my favorite was that of the theater and the cheating wife of a soldier. Hilarious! I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookboom in exchange for an unbiased review

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    Karen 08-20-16
    Karen 08-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Captivating Stories!"
    Where does Threads of the War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is far outside my normal choice of listening material but I really enjoyed it!


    What does John Pirhalla bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    John Pirhalla is a talented reader-he has tremendous range and his voice really added to the narrative. I look forward to listening to another one of his readings.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This is a really enjoyable listen!

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    Brian Niagara Falls, NY 07-25-16
    Brian Niagara Falls, NY 07-25-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Historical Flash Fiction Done Right"

    Threads of the War tells different stories throughout history from a first person perspective. The stories are all true and based on real events, but the first person accounts are fictional, using details from history to tell amazing tales.

    John Pirhalla does the narration for Threads of the War and seriously makes each story captivating. He is also able to do various different accents throughout making this stories really come alive. Pirhalla would go from a German accent to a southern American the next as the flash fiction stories came alive and it sounded like a different person each time. Absolutely wonderful job.

    Threads of the War doesn't really fit in with my "typical" genres on here, but what you don't know about me is that I absolutely love history. I love sitting and learning something about the past, especially things that I didn't know before and this was definitely full of stories I didn't know.

    I love the mixture of fact and fiction and the way that Strozer was able to write stories based off of historical events. I also really liked the idea of these being "flash fiction" stories where you don't spend more than a couple minutes on each story. It really was a refreshingly quick read.

    Overall, if you enjoy history and would like some great storytelling thrown into stories you may or may not know then Threads of the War is for you. Also, if you just need a quick read in the morning while you're in the restroom -- instead of browsing Facebook, you should read one of these stories instead. Maybe you'll learn something!

    I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

    If you liked this review, please vote for it. If you want to see more like it, check out BriansBookBlog DOT com.

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    Mediocrates 07-09-16
    Mediocrates 07-09-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Clever Stories Surrounding WW2 & Great Narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    These non-combat stories are more like snippets of events. Each fictional snippet is followed by it's basis in fact. I love the concept but I wish he would have put the fact first then the story. It would have prepared the listener better for the story. I was a little confused at first before I picked up on the format. The narrator was phenomenal. He really made the stories come to life. All the varied voices and accents were impressive. To be the voice of a German child in one story then pull off the voice of a French battleship the next was great. The Woody Guthrie story was particularly powerful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that the writer took chose some lesser known side events from WW2. The different points of view are very original. I've never heard a story told from the point of view of a French battleship. The subject matter is incredibly varied from a Czech slave camp to Eisenhower turning down a big check to Mussolini teaching the goosestep to an aging Drew Barrymore wondering why his Japanese gardener was being taken away.


    What does John Pirhalla bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Honestly I kept listening because of his voice at first. I would try to guess what the factoid at the end of the story was. When he went from Mussolini's voice in one story to a priest at Pearl Harbor in the next to sailors listening to Woody Guthrie I was blown away.


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