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By Jean on 12-12-17
I have read a number of books by the Charles River Editors. I have found them to be well written and researched. The books for the audiobook format are usually short about seven hours or less. The written format usually has photographs and maps to review. My primary use of these books is to do a quick review of the subject either to enhance my knowledge while involved with in-depth reading on a related topic or to acquire an overview of the subject to decide if I want to do more extensive reading on the topic.
I have been reading about the early days of World War II, primarily about Dunkirk. All the books mention the battles in North Africa but provide no details. I chose this book to obtain an overview of the North African Campaign. The editors provide information from three viewpoints: the Italian, German and the British. The authors include information about the strengths and weaknesses of each along with some information about the high command of each army. Of course, they cover the victories and blunders of all the combatants. If you are looking for a brief review of the facts of the North African Campaign, you will find this book helpful.
The book is two and a half hours long. This is my first experience with listening to Colin Fluxman. He did a good job with the narration. Apparently, he has about forty years of experience narrating commercial materials and audiobooks.
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By sean padua on 04-05-18
It's pronounced "Core" not "Corpse"
Been looking for a book on the Afrika Korps and figured to give this one a shot. I could barely get through the first few minutes due to the narrator mispronouncing "Korps". The Afrika Corpse this and Afrika Corpse that, really got on my nerves.
By Jose on 03-28-18
Fast Work on Afrika Korps
It does a good job of explaining why Germany got involved in North Afrika and how the British responded.
Explains why the supply-lines and geographic features were so pivotal to deciding the outcomes.
The narrator is pretty good. It's ok history for such a tiny book.