• December 7, 1941

  • The Day the Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor
  • By: Gordon Prange
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Military
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)
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With all the dramatic listenability of a novel, Prange provides a richly detailed, chronological account of the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Advertising in Army, Navy, Air Force Times, Military History, and World War II magazines.

©1988 Anne Prange and Prange Enterprises, Inc (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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An Excellent Nonfiction Compilation of The Events of December 7, 1941

This work is an excellent Nonfiction History of the events immediately leading up to, during, and immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor. It is clearly written and is based on many first hand accounts of persons involved. Although nonfiction, there were times the book read as an action story. Obviously the tragedies were real and quite sobering.

Obviously this attack was one event in the midst of many other events worldwide. In that context this book is fairly restricted to the attack. As an amateur history student, I had jus finished "Japan 1941" by Eri Hotta, another nonfiction that was also excellent. This work under review proved the perfect historical sequel. Between these two excellent history books, I feel I learned a great deal about the beginning of the Pacific War from both American and Japanese perspectives.

In that this fine work is taken from contemporary first hand accounts, a reader/ listener should anticipate some angry descriptions including angry ethnic references. I only state that to avoid a reader / listener from being unpleasantly surprised. I think that may be unavoidable in a work of this nature if the authors are faithful to the actual accounts. Thank You...

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Great

This is a terrific read. I would definitely recommend it to anybody and everybody. I learned a lot.

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History in the first person

History comes alive as the author builds upon the work of other to bring a turning point in American history alive

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  • honeyj
  • 08-26-21

Excellent

This is the best account of that day I have found. Excellent audiobook which holds the attention and gives a clear picture of what actually happened from all sides. In an age when history appears to be in the process of being rewritten, books like this containing first hand experiences are worth their weight in gold. So well written and very good narration.

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  • mcfontaine
  • 08-19-21

A brilliant account

Quite simply an absolutely brilliantly detailed account of the attack. A fantastic performance of the narration too.

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  • Callum Rankin
  • 09-01-21

Incredibly informative, with slight repetition.

As the title of my short review states, the book is very informative. There's a lot of subjects that are delved into and talked about in great detail, both from the American and Japanese perspective. I just felt that some eye witness reports all gave the same view and perspective, and were simply reiterated. I understand that it's to compel the emotion of the time, but it felt a bit stagnant at points.

I found the narration good, though admittadly the accent took some getting used to, yet it became fitting in my eyes.

I'd say it's a good book for background listening.

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  • PAUL A HERBERT
  • 12-19-20

So many stories

This was a great account of the attack - a lot of threads were introduced to the reader - in some respects I wanted even more detail. I now have a number of rabbits holes to follow.