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As usual Max Hastings creates a vivid account the World War II battle this seldom seen perspective on the Pacific campaign is unparalleled.
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Where does Retribution rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Among the top 5
What was one of the most memorable moments of Retribution?
Discussion of Japanese behavior in China and Philippines
Which scene was your favorite?
Battle for Manila
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
Simon Vance is one of my favorite narrators. His clear diction, pacing, and intonation convey the author's intentions perfectly. Like many English speakers, however, his pronunciation of Japanese proper names is sometimes incorrect. For example, the name "Yamashita" is not pronounced as "Ya-ma-she-ta" it is pronounced as "Ya-ma-sh'ta;" "Yoshiko" is not "Yo-she-ko" it is "Yo-sh'ko;" and the two famous cities. Tokyo and Kyoto are pronounced as two syllables, not three: not "To-key-oh" but "To-quo" and not "Key-oh-to" but "Quo-to."
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