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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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Book and Recording. Five Stars.

  • By Martin on 12-27-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-05-15

What did you love best about 200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotten?

The sense of Immediacy ... felt like I was there.

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

The Wrong Stuff, which was about bombers in WW II but was also a very well written first person "You are there" type narrative.

What about James Killavey’s performance did you like?

Read it well without getting over emotional. Kept "in the background" and let the author's words speak for themselves. This is the kind of narration I like. The narrator reads well and intelligently while keeping the focus on the story not on his "performance."

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

No way...too long.

Any additional comments?

A very enjoyable and enlightening listening experience.

45 of 46 people found this review helpful

  • The Wrong Stuff

  • The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator
  • By: Truman Smith
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865

Between April and July 1944, Truman Smith flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. He was only 20 years old. Although barely adults, Smith and his peers worried about cramming a lifetime's worth of experience into every free night, each knowing he probably would not survive the next bombing mission. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and insight, The Wrong Stuff is Smith's gripping memoir of that time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action, suspense, and history

  • By Allan on 03-17-15

Hard to stop listening.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-15

Where does The Wrong Stuff rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Close to the top.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wrong Stuff?

Many good moments but I especially liked the last few chapters.

Which character – as performed by James Killavey – was your favorite?

Reader did a very good job, overall.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Test of Magnitude

  • The Torian Reclamation, Book 1
  • By: Andy Kasch
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

Welcome to the Tora star system, home of the spectacular Cardinal-4 space station overlooking Amulen and Banor, twin worlds that share the same orbit. One visit and you'll understand why this station is the pinnacle of Torian achievement and a wonder of the Erobian Sphere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great sci-fi story

  • By Ronald on 03-05-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 05-25-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

To any who are sci-fi fans, this has it all.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dereck....60's hippie transported to a galaxy far away!

Which character – as performed by James Killavey – was your favorite?

Mip 7

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Title of book sounds fine.

Any additional comments?

Excellent story and very well read. Can't wait for the next one and I hope they use the same narrator.

62 of 66 people found this review helpful