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Best story I have read in such a very long time. By far one of the best to convey the feelings and emotions of a soldier. Such vivid words of the actual events from WW II even if these characters were fictional. Every person who now enjoys the benefits of the freedom that these men and women fought for must read this book. You will be changed forever and your head will raise a little higher to know they did it for each and every one of us that came after them!!!
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The story is well written and interesting, even if a bit far-fetched. As with many good works of historical fiction, the book puts the reader into the middle of historical events and helps to make that time period come alive. My primary complaint with the book is the several instances in which one character or another gives a long-winded lecture in defense of right-wing ideology. Ken Follett tends to do the same thing in his novels set in the 20th century, though Follett's harangues are from a decidedly left-leaning perspective. Regardless of the political point of view, I find such rants to be tedious and misplaced in historical fiction.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes I would recommend this book to anyone. The book has everything an amazing plot, accurate history, social changes and full of emotion.
What did you like best about this story?
The today versus yesterday dialogue. I was never lost in the actual plot enough to be annoyed at coming back to the later story line they linked so perfectly.
What does Mike Ortego bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
The emphasis on the meanings of the quoted lines. I am sure I would not have been as immersed in some of these characters if Mike had not given me the steer with hi marvelous intonation.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The end......cried like a school girl couldn't help it!
Any additional comments?
The American social and Second World War history is really special it makes you think that a properly researched novel might be the way to get all school kids interested in history.