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Publisher's Summary

Marsh Vincent, Mick McCarty, and Tommy Lewis were inseparable friends during their naval academy years, each man in love with the beautiful, unattainable Glory Hawthorne. Only Tommy wins her heart and marries Glory after graduation. Different skills set the three men on separate paths in the Navy, but they are all forever changed by the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.

Glory, now Tommy’s widow, is a tough Navy nurse still grieving her loss while trying to save lives at the Pearl Harbor naval hospital. Marsh, a surface ship officer, finds himself in the thick of terrifying sea combat from Guadalcanal, through the turning point at Midway, to a climactic showdown with the Japanese fleet at Leyte Gulf. Mick, a hotshot fighter pilot with a drinking problem and a chip on his shoulder, seeks redemption after a series of failures leaves him grounded and ashamed.

Filled with wide-screen action, romance, and heroism tinged with the brutal reality of war, Pacific Glory is an old-fashioned military adventure of the first order.

©2011 P. T. Deutermann (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

Praise for Pacific Glory: “Epic, eloquent, stirring...a war novel that is both sweeping and intensely personal." ( Library Journal
“Pacific Glory is a tale brilliantly told for anyone who loves history or an adventure in the spirit of Patrick O’Brian. Deutermann’s eye for capturing the romance, valor, and sacrifice of life at sea is unforgettable. From the first pages, as Deutermann reels you in, you are hooked, drawn into the past and finally delivered back to the future, a journey taken with unforgettable characters.” (Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers and In Harm’s Way)
“Authentic down to the last riveting detail, Pacific Glory will mesmerize anyone who wants to relive the U.S. Navy’s war with Japan – while a mysterious love story about three Annapolis men in love with the same exotic woman winds through the bomb blasts and salvos.” (Thomas Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of Time and Tide)

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Excellent

The author writes very very well and the narrator is even better. Kudos to all!

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well written and presented

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes the author had extensive naval experience so what he wrote was based on realistic aspects of ships and naval life

Who was your favorite character and why?

Beast - he had the care free, get it done approach to flying that got the job done.

Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the awarding of the medal of honor.

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good book I enjoyed it

I prefer a series there is a lot of war for one book of this length, but with that said I enjoyed it sovou island is always a good read.

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What a great book. I finished it in two days

I'm not a good reviewer but I will say out of all the books I've listed to on the history of world War II this have been one of my favorites.

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Magnificent WWII historical novel

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. PTD has taken his knowledge, experience and research to an exceptionally extraordinary level. Each depicted event is connected by plausible transition to maintain reader engagement.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Marsh Vincent displays integrity of character worthy of the CMH. A typical naval officer, he minimizes the impact of his own actions. PTD builds his character throughout the story laying a firm foundation for the recognition Vincent ultimately received without a hint of self- aggrandizement.

Which scene was your favorite?

Sabo Battle can't ever be beat

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

As a 26 year Navy vet I was held fully engaged by each incident.

Any additional comments?

Recommended read for anyone wishing to know more about the character of the Greatest Generation

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Excellent.

Fantastic historical fiction. Strongly recommend. Looking forward to other works by same author. Well done.

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  • Theodore
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • 03-06-17

An excellent novel

I think this is Deutermanns best. A cast of characters in orbit with each other, and all orbiting around a war, as tragedy weaves its way into relationships. A story of naval aviation, and a good part devoted to the battle of Leyte Gulf. Historically interesting as well as a good story of love and tragedy, and how people deal with tragedy, and how people deal with adverse wartime conditions. Awesome!!

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Great Characters

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, its hard to explain. The characters are deep and interesting. They each have their own baggage and its interesting on how they handle it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Beauty

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Engaging!

Having served in the Navy on submarines, I am probably more critical than others when reading fiction that takes place onboard naval vessels. However, I am happy to say that this book is realistic and very entertaining.

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  • Edward
  • Chelsea, AL, United States
  • 09-08-16

If you like W.E.B. you love this one, GREAT BOOK!

KNOCKED my socks off. If you like WEB Griffin you'll love Deuterman. perfect combination of history and historical fiction.