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Nick

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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  • Blackett's War
  • The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare
  • By: Stephen Budiansky
  • Narrated by: John Lee

What's with the fake accents?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The analytical elements of the story are most compelling. When the book describes the politics and bickering of different science and military factions, it gets repetitive and tedious quickly, turns into a game of "Who wrote what memo".

Who was your favorite character and why?

Churchill. Finally a more multi-faceted profile of him.

What aspect of John Lee’s performance would you have changed?

What's with the childish mimicking of foreign accents, especially the German ones. It's ham-handed to say the least, also extremely illogical using them even for written documents like orders or letters. Really taints the listening experience.