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Tigers in the Mud Audiobook

Tigers in the Mud: The Combat Career of German Panzer Commander Otto Carius

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Publisher's Summary

World War II began with a metallic roar as the German Blitzkrieg raced across Europe, spearheaded by the most dreaded weapon of the 20th century: the Panzer. No German tank better represents that thundering power than the infamous Tiger, and Otto Carius was one of the most successful commanders to ever take a Tiger into battle, destroying well over 150 enemy tanks during his incredible career.

©1992 J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing, Inc. (P)2016 Tantor

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    ryan j diamond 01-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow!"

    what an intimate profile of German tank crews during WWII. This book is highly recommended for anyone looking for in depth insight on this type of genre.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Eugene Watts 01-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Listen!!!"

    loved it,read 2x before.Awesome, now Audible needs to do Panzer Aces 1,2 & 3 !!!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    E. Orlando Hollywood, USA 06-02-17
    E. Orlando Hollywood, USA 06-02-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Astounding work"

    This book represents the war from the side of an army that was overwhelmingly outgunned and fought in some of the fiercest conditions imaginable. A truly illuminating book for anyone passionate about soldier war stories.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Peter 06-30-17
    Peter 06-30-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Arrogance."
    If you could sum up Tigers in the Mud in three words, what would they be?

    Hubris. Arrogance. Resentment.


    Has Tigers in the Mud turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all. Want to hear from all sides of a conflict.


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

    Wouldn't make a film of this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Glad I listened to it to hear a different viewpoint. However, based on the authors opinion, the Nazi's won the war and the American forces provided no challenge.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Wareham 09-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Sore Loser"
    If you could sum up Tigers in the Mud in three words, what would they be?

    Factual, Emotionless. Unapologetic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tigers in the Mud?

    When he met Himmler in person and received his combat award yet was not smitten with Himmler and recognized the man was FOS. He also realized Germany would be defeated but remained true to his oath and resisted as long as he had the means while chaos ruled.


    What about Paul Woodson’s performance did you like?

    He did a nice job of portraying the author,


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No reaction. It was like listening to a stereo instruction booklet.


    Any additional comments?

    I give it good marks because it lacks emotion. It is a very cut and dry narrative that is written in a very black and white manner very true to the Germanic nature. He makes no excuses , apologies or repents. Rather, he takes full responsibility for his continued service in spite for the fact he thinks the high German command was delusional and unrealistic. He was main stream German Army not SS and has the attitude of a front line professional soldier not a propaganda sock puppet. I liked his matter-of-fact attitude

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    ivan 09-12-17
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    Any additional comments?

    Everything was to my liking, except one thing, narrator inability to pronounce Russian toponyms.

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    Morton Northville, MI, USA 09-09-17
    Morton Northville, MI, USA 09-09-17 Member Since 2001
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    "Good but... too distant and unemotional"

    I have read a lot of books about the Eastern Front campaign but wanted to get a soldier's point of view, to understand what it felt like to be there. In this, I was disappointed because the narrative felt very distant and unemotional. He tells about the tank or unit's movements but rarely goes into much detail about his mental or emotional state. It felt like a "Cliff's Notes" abbreviation and I would have liked the book to have been four times as long.

    The one time he goes into detail is when he meets Himmler, which is a great section. You get every thought and really understand how it was to be there.

    He is clearly very angry at the Allies for diminishing the German military's prestige during the post-war period (which I'm unfamiliar with but could be accurate). He levels his resentment at the Americans but apparently not at the Soviets. I assume that this he is why he is most disparaging about the efforts of the Americans in the final weeks of the war, but he seems to make no attempt to comprehend that he was desperately fighting for his country, while for the Americans, the end of the war was in sight and they just didn't want to take unnecessary risks when it wouldn't affect the outcome. This spoiled the last part of the book for me, because it was such a deliberately one-sided interpretation of each encounter.

    After this book, I read Guy Sajer's "Forgotten Soldier" and thought "Yes, this is what I meant!" I wish Otto had given Guy's level of detail.

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    Rodney 08-18-17
    Rodney 08-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Complete garbage"

    If you enjoy your history written by former unapologetic NAZIs then this the book for you!

    Seriously, I just wanted a book that told a soldier's story - I don't care their personal points of view so long as it doesn't impact the story. That goal was not achieved in this book. In addition to just being kind of a boring rambling book it never goes into any details on much of anything. The meeting with Himmler, who of course he loved, is by far the most interesting thing in the book, and it's fairly brief.

    I really really don't mind if someone who is a former NAZI wants to write history - all I care about is if their story is accurate and is it, or is it not, boring.

    For this NAZI it's inaccurate and borning. Not a good combo.

    Anyone giving this book a positive review, I'm thinking their heads are bald and they wear black books.

    Oh the reader does a pretty good job - it's a straightforward professional reading.

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    Don Schaumburg, IL, United States 07-24-17
    Don Schaumburg, IL, United States 07-24-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Historical interesting"

    After the mandatory "Mia Culpa" for being German, it reads quite well, and gives insight into the mindset of the regular troops. Who also endured very poor leadership, and the blessings of exceptional ones.

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    "Excellent"

    Detailed and we'll written. I greatly enjoyed the book and it was nice getting another perspective on events that transpired during the war.

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