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I have never read/listened to this author. I decided to give it a try and would like to say it was an excellent book. I enjoyed it and would recommend it if you like WWII action type of stories. I thought the ending was super.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
"Killing Rommel" presents a straightforward personal account of one limited-scale special operations campaign in North Africa during WWII, written in the style of a memoir. Mr. Pressfield presents the unassuming courage and emotional conflicts of one man in a way that enlightens without seeming overbearing. He also portrays perfectly the true randomness of armed conflict. The pacing was just right and the Kiwi, British and German characters were believable. This is a great listen if you are looking for inspiration in the face of trying circumstances.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
I am not going to be negative about this book. It is an excellent tale, but the title is a little confusing.
You would be forgiven for thinking that this is about killing Rommel. It really isn't, Rommel is merely a side issue in this book.
It is however a cracking yarn of endurance in the desert and the mentality of those involved in the North Africa campaign. I thoroughly enjoyed it. But I was waiting for a showdown with Rommel.... and in that regard I was disappointed.
Molina initially seemed an odd choice for narration of this book. But his English accent is brilliant, he pulls it off where American actors normally can't.
A good book, excellently narrated, but badly titled. It would be like the 'Wizard of Oz' being renamed 'Housebuilding in Kansas'.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This is an exceptional work. A strong favourite of mine, I?m not prone to my emotions but this work was deeply affecting. It is a reminder of the courage of my grandparent's generation. With little exception the actions of the characters described in this book are true and put a lump in my throat even now.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
This was ok, nothing amazing but it passed the time.. Something small and petty but the reader gets the New Zealand voices wrong and he does just Australian instead. At times this got very annoying due to the largely New Zealand cast incorrectly represented as they sound like a mix of Crocodile Dundee and the Crocodile Hunter. However if you enjoy the North African theatre of wwii you will get some enjoyment from this. People with hardly an interest may get board as the story gets into the desert.