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Publisher's Summary

Set in 1963 after the Cuban Missile Crisis, Castro and his army use weapons left behind by the Russians to seize the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay and then plan missile strikes against the U.S. From the corridors of power - with John F. Kennedy trying desperately to retain his leadership and keep the war from escalating - to soldiers and civilians both American and Cuban, this high-voltage novel follows the bloody fighting and struggles on the ground while never losing sight of how war can transform people and set in motion some highly unexpected consequences. Winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Novel, bestselling author William R. Forstchen wrote, "Conroy's work is the type of book you simply can't put down."

©2011 Robert Conroy (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Fun Alternate History

This one is pretty standard for Conroy. A military outsider, a damsel in distress, and someone else who just happens to get close to a historically important figure. If you've read any of Conroy's other works, you've seen the formula. Castro goes nuts, steals some Russian tactical nukes and attacks Gitmo. I really enjoyed the narration on this one though. The local commander of Gitmo has a Jack Nicholson voice which is hilarious. He pulls of a convincing JFK and Curtis LeMay. It really was an enjoyable listen for a week at work.

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fantastic story

loved it , could not stop leasing to it .finished too soon. a must read.

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fun little alternative history story

this is a quick and sometimes fun alt - history story about the Cubans invading Gitmo only a month after the '62 missile crisis. the downside of this is there are some unhistorical people or pieces of equipment showing up, but for those things the story is relatively good. not much more than a beach read or plane read. the ending did feel rushed, but having read similar "men's action novels" before or pulp war novels, the endings are always rushed.

the reader threw in a few attempts in voice acting to get some of the characters to pop. for one the reader tried to parrot a Nicholson accent and in another character the reader tried to pull off a really bad boris badenov accent.not distracting just fun and gave the story some thing else.

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Very good listen

This was my first book by this author and I enjoyed it immensely. I will be purchasing a second in hope it is as good as this one

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Had potential, but fizzled

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Parts were very interesting involving the political realities of the day. But other parts just dragged on.

Would you be willing to try another book from Robert Conroy? Why or why not?

Possibly

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dennis Holland?

Unsure

Do you think Castro's Bomb needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No

Any additional comments?

The narration was a little odd. There were no separations between scenes. It could be a full minute before you could figure out that the book had switched to a different scene with different characters.

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  • Thomas
  • 10-21-13

Drivel

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

A moron

Any additional comments?

I have never left feedback about a book before, but felt I had to with this one pure drivel

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