Miracle at Midway

  • by Gordon Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon
  • Narrated by Dennis Holland
  • 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The inside story of the historic battle that turned the tide in the war for the Pacific
Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japan's military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for the invasion of Hawaii and beyond. The United States Navy would be waiting for them.
Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a huge stroke of luck, the Americans under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz dealt the Japanese navy its first major defeat of the war. Three years of hard fighting remained, but it was at Midway that the tide turned. This vivid, in-depth bestseller is the first book to tell the story of the epic battle from both the American and Japanese sides.
In Miracle at Midway, Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon show how America won its first and greatest victory of the Pacific war - and how easily it could have been a defeat.

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I Just Don't Know....

Listen to the "Sample" before purchasing this book - I didn't. With over 200 books in my Audible library, this is the first title I just couldn't enjoy because of a narrator. Mr. Holland's inflections did not follow either the story or the punctuation. That made it difficult to follow the story because I was constantly rethinking what I'd heard. I'll probably order the Kindle version since as a history buff, I find the battle of Midway very interesting.
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- Richard York

Narration issues

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator clearly had never heard some of the terms pronounced by others (even documentaries). While the pronunciation of commanders and ship names (eg. Yamato) might be subject to debate, what is not up for debate would be the name of a Japanese submarine. The text clearly refers to the Japanese submarine I-168 (as in India-168), but the narrator pronounces it as "1-168" (one-one six eight). It's clear from this single type of error that expert guidance or editing was not provided.


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- Joseph Hillenburg "Joe"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-14-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios