• MacArthur's Luck, Part One: Laying the Bet

  • By: Steven Newton
  • Narrated by: Robert Thaler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-25-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Steven Newton
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A globe-spanning novel of alternate history in the final days of World War II.
January 1945: As Hitler's Germany and Tojo's Japan collapse, General George Marshall dies unexpectedly days before the critical Yalta Conference. His successor as US Army Chief of Staff, General Douglas MacArthur, flies halfway around the world to butt heads with Josef Stalin and change history.
When MacArthur relieves General Dwight D. Eisenhower from command in Europe, the Anglo-Allied advance devolves into a free-for-all as competing armies race for Berlin, and the changes echo across the globe.
Populated by a cast of realistic characters who will take you inside the American, German, Soviet, and Japanese military machines, and meticulously researched by a well-known military historian, MacArthur's Luck opens The Fortunes of War series, exploring a world both tantalizingly like our own, but also dramatically different.
Half the fun is figuring out what's real, and what's not.
©2017 Steven H Newton (P)2018 Steven H Newton
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mary on 03-11-18

Finally, a good audio book

Would you listen to MacArthur's Luck, Part One: Laying the Bet again? Why?

I'm not even finished yet, just started listening 5 hours ago but you better believe it. I listen to a lot of these and many of them are turkeys and gobblers. This one's for real.

Who was your favorite character and why?

the Russian, Konev. Bad ass. If we ever tangle with the Russians people should listen to this guy first.

What does Robert Thaler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mr Thaler is nothing short of brilliant. I love Peter Coyote and Joe Barrett and maybe a very few others. Thaler is right up there with them.

Any additional comments?

I don't write these much but I'm pretty stoked about this one. S. Newton knows his craft. You can tell he's Military. You can just tell. He has discipline, he tells a fine story, specially if you know any history, he side tracks himself at times but that's not a big deal. He's pushing his cards into the center of the table and I respect that. He writes to win.

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5 out of 5 stars
By William on 03-06-18

one of the good ones

Would you listen to MacArthur's Luck, Part One: Laying the Bet again? Why?

my son's listening now. He doesn't read that much. I want him to gain a better understanding of what really went down in WW2 and this is a pretty good way

What was one of the most memorable moments of MacArthur's Luck, Part One: Laying the Bet?

I just think the writer knew his craft and that made it very enjoyable to listen. I read the book first, Stephen Newton has a good way of communicating. He uses characters to express events and I found that unique

Which character – as performed by Robert Thaler – was your favorite?

I docked the guy a star because I really prefer just to hear the writing and then imagine the people myself. I would have liked a news caster type to just give it to me straight without all the dialects,etc.

Any additional comments?

Newton is a pretty damn good writer. I was surprised and pleased

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