Team Yankee

  • by Harold Coyle
  • Narrated by James Patrick Cronin
  • 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

During the second half of the 20th century, East and West stood on the brink of war. Nowhere was this more evident than in Central Germany, where 10,000 tanks belonging to NATO stood ready to resist a ground attack spearheaded by 40,000 Warsaw Pact tanks. It was a war that never was. But what if it had? How would the opening days of World War III played out?
Team Yankee, the New York Times best-seller by Harold Coyle, presents a glimpse of what it would have been like for the soldiers who would have had to meet the relentless onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact divisions. Using the geo-political and military scenarios described by General Sir John Hackett, former NORTHAG commander and author of World War Three; August 1985, Team Yankee follows the war as seen from the turret of Captain Sean Bannon's tank.
Through Bannon's eyes, and those of the men belonging to his tank heavy combat team, the listener lives through the first 14 days of World War III. The action is vivid and exciting, the tension palpable. Defeat and death are as close as victory.


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Great Book

There is nothing better than to read or listen to a book written by one in the know. This book was hard to turn off and split between two days. The tactics and terminology was right on and believable. Great job, sir
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- Samuel

Interesting point of view

The story was interesting from a John Wayne point of view. Having been stationed in Germany twice as an American army officer, I think the story was a bit simplistic and overly confident. Taken from the point of view of one team was a good idea. The individual unit could have had such a success, however overall it is doubtful a war would have gone so quickly. At least not in our favor. Living there at the height of the Cold War the Fulda gap was a source of constant concern. Even taking into account the over estimation of Soviet abilities and forces, and knowing what we know now of the systemic problems within their military, it is very doubtful that our forces could have held them in check during their initial push. A much more likely scenario would have been significant initial losses of both personnel and territory, and then a very long war of slow gains and slow degradation of the Soviet forces over a protracted war. That observation aside the story was ok. The narration was adequate. Overall I would rate it average.
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- Sally Filler

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-20-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios