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The book started off a bit slow for me, having the first 15 minutes dedicated mostly to descriptions of dining experiences. After that, I enjoyed listening to the entries. This was an interesting book told from a unique perspective. I am glad to have read it and it has sparked me to read more about WWII and reference different points during the war with entries from this book. (As an additional note, I found listening at 1.25 speed was better for me.)
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Well, I now know what Colonel Bruce had for breakfast, who he ate dinner with and how he traveled around Europe. The beginning of the book seems to be nothing more than that. There are a couple of very interesting sections, I particularly enjoyed his view on D-Day and the liberation of Paris, but they were unfortunately let down by issues with the narration.
When I listen to an Audiobook, a great narrator enhances it and disappears into the book, a good narrator you wouldn't notice. Unfortunately, I wouldn't classify Charles Henderson Norman as a good narrator. His performance is often delivered in a very stilted and monotone manner. At time's, it's difficult to tell when one sentence ends and another begins because his delivery seems very rushed. I actually felt myself having to concentrate to listen to the content of the book effectively.
Overall, it has the potential to be a good listen if you can tolerate the poor narration.
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast.
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