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  • 200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotten

  • By: C. Snelling Robinson
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 516

In mid-1943, Snelling Robinson joined the crew of the Fletcher class destroyer USS Cotten as a newly commissioned ensign. The Cotten sailed to Pearl Harbor in time to join the Fifth Fleet. Under the command of Admiral Raymond Spruance, the Fifth Fleet participated in the invasions of Tarawa and Iwo Jima and several naval battles in the Philippine Sea and the Leyte Gulf.

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  • Outstanding Book and Recording. Five Stars.

  • By Martin on 12-27-14

Great book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-15

What made the experience of listening to 200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotten the most enjoyable?

To experience what it was like to be on a Destroyer during WW II was an incredible experience. Learned a lot about tactics used, the heroism needed to succeed and...what the common sailors thought of the men in charge.

What other book might you compare 200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotten to and why?

Can't think of any that compares with this.

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

Great pacing. Very clear. Good voice. Helped to bring out the drama when needed but without overdoing it...just let the story tell itself.

If you could take any character from 200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotten out to dinner, who would it be and why?

The author, of course.

Any additional comments?

These were incredibly brave but also very young men, as was certainly shown by their "antics" during the occupation. Sailors will be sailors, I guess. :)

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