The third in Shanle's aviator trilogy, End Game takes the listener to the climactic battles of WWII in the Pacific and European Theaters.
A retired naval aviator (fighter pilot) and former paratrooper, Shanle puts listeners in the cockpit as hundreds of aircraft engage in the biggest and deadliest dog fights in history. Storm the beaches of Pacific Islands with the Marines, parachute into France with the Army Airborne, and stand on the decks of the USS Johnston as the tiny Destroyer charges an entire Imperial Japanese Fleet by itself. While facing down the enemy, these same men and women hold together families and try to safeguard a small sense of normality inside of a whirlwind of death and destruction.
What did you love best about Endgame in the Pacific?
This rounds out Leland Shanle's WWII historical fiction Naval aviation trilogy. I had the honor of reading early versions of these books, and love the way Thomas Block brings them to life on audio. I'm honored that a character in this book is named after me, and thus my opinion is highly subjective. That said, I do highly recommend this series. The characters are very developed, there is constant action revealed in alternating points of view, and the details are expertly woven in. If you are turned on by Hellcats and Zeros, carrier decks and jungle warfare, you won't be disappointed.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Captain Mark Berry, of course ;-)
What does Thomas Block bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Thomas Block makes me as a reader feel like I'm there. He has a great storytelling voice, especially for WWII era fiction.
Any additional comments?
Look for Chip Shanle's next novel Code Name: Infamy. It takes the reader past WWII and into a post war, Axis-power nuclear chase.
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Would you listen to Endgame in the Pacific again? Why?
Yes, it was exciting and entertaining
What other book might you compare Endgame in the Pacific to and why?
NObel House JAMES Clavel! It's a series with well developed characters heroes you root for we against global conflicts. Very entertaining
Which scene was your favorite?
All the flying scenes
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
the scenes that depicted the mind set of e Kama-Kazis
Any additional comments?
Mr Block is doing a great job narrating this series! The sound quality is excellent, Irish accent now I standing LOL