Danger's Hour

  • by Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
  • Narrated by Michael Prichard
  • 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Based on extensive interviews with Japanese and American survivors, letters, diaries, and other primary sources, Danger's Hour explores the May 11, 1945, attack on the USS Bunker Hill, one of the deadliest kamikaze attacks of World War II. The book details the story of the ship herself (a technological marvel), her crew, and her kamikaze adversaries. Maxwell Taylor Kennedy shows how crucial this battle was to victory in the Pacific, even though it was overshadowed by the almost simultaneous surrender of the Nazis in Europe. With this extensive research, Kennedy tells the human story on both sides of the battle.

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What the Critics Say

"A spellbinding account showing that much more than geopolitics was at stake in the Pacific war." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great Story - but difficult to listen to...

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes - - The story of Bunker Hill and all the background is well-worth knowing, especially for fans of the US Navy during WW II


What other book might you compare Danger's Hour to and why?

The First Team - - Another view of the pilots and the Air Wing that accomplished so much in 1944/45 in the Pacific.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

- Irritating mis-pronunciations of words that Naval Aviators would know.
- A very strange sing-song delivery that detracted greatly from the well-crafted words.


Was Danger's Hour worth the listening time?

Maybe - I would have preferred to read it myself.


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- David Gorrell

Danger's Hour.

I liked this Book. I found it very interesting and kept my interest. I would recommend it to anyone.
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- Charles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2008
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio