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    • Pacific Thunder

    • The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943–October 1944
    • By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    On 27 October 1942, four "Long Lance" torpedoes fired by the Japanese destroyers Makigumo and Akigumo exploded in the hull of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). Minutes later, the ship that had launched the Doolitte Raid six months earlier slipped beneath the waves of the Coral Sea 100 miles northeast of the island of Guadalcanal and just north of the Santa Cruz Islands, taking with her 140 of her sailors. With the loss of Hornet, the United States Navy now had one aircraft carrier left in the South Pacific.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good for what it is, but not what it claims to be

    • By David Maher on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Tidal Wave

    • From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay
    • By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The United States Navy won such overwhelming victories in 1944 that had the Navy faced a different enemy the war would have been over at the conclusion of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. However, in the moment of victory on October 25, 1944, the US Navy found itself confronting an enemy that had been inconceivable until it appeared. The kamikaze, meaning 'divine wind' in Japanese, was something Americans were totally unprepared for; a violation of every belief held in the West.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible writing

    • By DearMrDear on 06-02-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Frozen Chosen

    • The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir
    • By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The Frozen Chosen is an account of the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by the First Marine Division from November to December 1950, following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century, it is considered by the US Marine Corps to be the Corps' finest hour. Fourteen Medals of Honor, a record for any American battle, and 85 Navy Crosses attest to the intensity of the battle.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating story, very bad narration

    • By Mat J Monk on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $30.09