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  • Tidal Wave

  • From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay
  • By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

The United States Navy won such overwhelming victories in 1944 that had the Navy faced a different enemy the war would have been over at the conclusion of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. However, in the moment of victory on October 25, 1944, the US Navy found itself confronting an enemy that had been inconceivable until it appeared. The kamikaze, meaning 'divine wind' in Japanese, was something Americans were totally unprepared for; a violation of every belief held in the West.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible writing

  • By DearMrDear on 06-02-18

Horrible writing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-18

The subject of this book looked intriguing, after reading Tolland, Hornfischer and the author's other book Pacific Thunder I thought I'd give it a try. Unfortunately it has some serious flaws. It's horribly disjointed, going from fighter pilot minutia to quoting nearly the entire surrender speech of Hirohito in the same paragraph. I really don't know what to make of this, it's all over the place, shifting gears and focus to the point of distraction. Too bad didn't borrow it from the library instead of buying it.

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  • Under a Graveyard Sky

  • Black Tide Rising, Book 1
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412

Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines. When an airborne "zombie" plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia, and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Zombie Apocalypse Tale

  • By Sara Marie Dalke on 07-03-14

Boring Zombies?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Would you try another book from John Ringo and/or Tristan Morris?

I've read quite a few Ringo books, none by Morris.

Would you ever listen to anything by John Ringo again?

Of course! just not this series

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I'm 18 chapters into a 32 chapter book and it's STILL boring. I can't count how many zombie books I've read but this one is by far the worst. It looks to be a series of books. What should be an introductory chapter or two, seems to be the whole book.

Any additional comments?

John Ringo is better than this. What went wrong?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful