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Islands of Destiny

Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: History, 20th Century
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Acclaimed WWII historian and military intelligence expert John Prados offers a provocative reassessment of the Allies’ battle for the Solomon Islands - a turbulent, dramatic campaign that, he argues, was the true turning point of the Pacific conflict.

©2012 John Prados (P)2013 Recorded Books

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Way too much detail

This is one of my favorite subjects to read about so i was very interested in this book. I feel like Prados goes into so much detail he detracts from the story. Tons of Facts and figures that aren't really needed to progress the narrative. The choice of narrator isn't the best either, it was hard to listen for long period of time and stay interested. But I did learn a lot and after all that's why I read/listen to books.

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Chapters play out of order

Content is good but the chapters do not align and are out of sequence. For example chapter 1 plays at chapter 11. Very annoying.

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How the worm turned

For the layman or the researcher the book provides an insightful view of the South Pacific campaign. Well worth your time.