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Pacific Glory Audiobook

Pacific Glory

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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.

What the Critics Say

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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    Astroman 03-10-12
    Astroman 03-10-12

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    "Great Book, Great Narration"
    What made the experience of listening to Pacific Glory the most enjoyable?

    The story was great and Dick Hill is one of Audible's best narrators


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

    Good, as Always.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie 10-09-11
    Natalie 10-09-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Captures you from the start"

    War stories are not something I typically enjoy, but Deutermann is easily my favorite author so I thought it was worth a try. I am so glad I bought it. I was engaged by the end of the first chapter. Characters were really brought to life. Absolutely wonderful!

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    Jim Warrington, PA, United States 07-10-11
    Jim Warrington, PA, United States 07-10-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Pacofic Glory"

    This is a Deutermann classic. I have listenened to most of his books and found Pacific Glory to be his best. Narration by Dick Hill was outstanding.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ChellyBelle Dundurn, SK, Canada 07-04-11
    ChellyBelle Dundurn, SK, Canada 07-04-11
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    "A fantastic listen!"

    I've always been a Deutermann fan, but seldom read much WWI or WWII fiction - it's just not my thing. That said, I found this book to be exceptional in every way; the characters are extremely well written and fleshed out, and the story is funny and sad and scary and exciting in all the best possible ways.

    On the narration side, I was very pleased; I've always been a Dick Hill fan, but in the past, have found his rendering of female voices to be kind of whiny and grating; for me, this book was a huge improvement.

    Overall, I highly recommend this book, even if you think the topic isn't one you're normally interested in.

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    Ann M. Roland Columbia, MO USA 04-01-11
    Ann M. Roland Columbia, MO USA 04-01-11 Member Since 2017

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    "Great Book"

    This is an excellent read. P. T. Deutermann's books just get better and better. I strongly recommend this book.

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    J. C. ASA 05-03-17
    J. C. ASA 05-03-17

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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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    Jes 04-21-17
    Jes 04-21-17
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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
    Theodore San Diego, CA, United States 03-06-17 Member Since 2007
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    "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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    jeffrey 10-26-16
    jeffrey 10-26-16
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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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    Stephen D. 09-18-16
    Stephen D. 09-18-16 Member Since 2014
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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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