Not Just Another War Story

  • by Wayne G. MacDowell
  • Narrated by Tom Lennon
  • 18 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Not Just Another War Story transports the listener back in time in one of the most compelling World War II stories in many years. The author masterfully weaves this true-to-life story through authentic towns and places of conflict that were focal points in the war where we find all the reflections of love, conflict, and hope that wartime brings.
It's been six months since the surprise attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor.... Now, it is the spring of 1942....
Steve Carmichael has just graduated from the University of Florida. From the time he was a boy growing up on a Central Florida cattle ranch, he has been flying. His dad had purchased an old mail-route bi-plane when Steve was 11 and, within a year, the youngster was soaring with the birds in the airplane. As young men go off to fight in the war, Steve places a professional baseball career with the Detroit Tigers on hold...making the decision to join the Army Air Corps - his desire is to pilot the four-engine B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber into battle. He has no idea that ahead he will find strength he didn't know he had and a once in a lifetime chance at love. You can almost hear the roar of B-17 engines when you fly along with Steve and his crew as they do battle in the dangerous sky above occupied Europe. Each of the exciting bombing missions flown in Not Just Another War Story is an authentic 305th Bomb Group raid on the enemy.
Experience the action-packed air battles of World War II as the airmen try to survive...only to fly into battle on the next mission with the possibility of being shot down over enemy territory. Evading capture and making it safely back to England...with the help of the Dutch-French Underground would most certainly be the key to survival. This is a story of hope, dreams, and love in a war-torn world. Not Just Another War Story places you in a front-row seat as this world War II adventure unfolds.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A Novel that reads like History

Just as I was wondering how the author was going to fill all these hours with just additional bombing runs - the entire book changes. While the first half is very good, the second half which takes place in German Occupied territory is both exciting and very fascinating.A look at the lives of non-combatants I have never seen before.

The narration was excellent in that very quickly I just paid no attention to it at all. I was listening to the characters and the author, not a narrator.
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- Donna

"Keeps your interest for the entire book"

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would recommend this with hands down

What was one of the most memorable moments of Not Just Another War Story?

When Steve made it back to England

Which character – as performed by Tom Lennon – was your favorite?


If you could rename Not Just Another War Story, what would you call it?

Would not change it

Any additional comments?

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2016
  • Publisher: Wayne G. MacDowell