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As a military history fan i was delighted to find a work based upon the armored conflict of WW2. This book presents a scenario surrounding the D day landing and subsequent move inland of allied armor. The story is a little clichéd with well trodden characters that will be no strangers to anyone. The pace is good and the story progressed well though the narrator's struggles with pronunciation of french placenames and the constant accent shifts between characters becomes grating. Overall, this is a pleasant and worthwhile afternoons listening and in spite of minor technical inaccuracies. The experience manages to highlight some of the challenges of tankmen of both sides of the conflict. so long as no great depth or realism is sought this book will not disappoint.
It's an 88mm. not 80mm. The panther had a 75mm main gun, not a 76mm. If you are writing a book about armour v armour these things damn well matter.
As far as the vocal performance goes those german accents were sooo bad. Not one single French word was pronounced properly. Pas D'Calais is not paz d callyas. Inexcusable.
Worst of all for me was the uber-violence meted out to the only female character in the book. It felt shoe horned in for shock value, but it was just dumb and senseless.
If there is a book 2 in this delightful series, I'll be avoiding it.
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