The Real Story of the USS Johnston DD-821

  • by George A Sites
  • Narrated by CAPT Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
  • 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A compilation of real stories told by more than 90 former officers and sailors who served aboard the USS Johnston DD-821. The stories are in each sailor's or officer's own words. It includes stories from commissioning to decommissioning plus WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, and the cold war. A must-hear for any former destroyer sailor or officer, or anyone simply interested in US naval history.

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Great Read For Any Navy Vet

If you could sum up The Real Story of the USS Johnston DD-821 in three words, what would they be?

Brought Back A Lot Old Memories Being A Navy Vet Myself


Who was your favorite character and why?

ALL


Which character – as performed by CAPT Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret – was your favorite?

ALL


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

None


Any additional comments?

Enjoyed Listening To It Very Much

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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Life on the open seas during the cold war

If you could sum up The Real Story of the USS Johnston DD-821 in three words, what would they be?

Real salior stories.


What other book might you compare The Real Story of the USS Johnston DD-821 to and why?

I would compare it to George's earlier titles Combat Veterans. As it compiles a series of stories compiled directly from the men and women from all standings who were abord the ship.


What about CAPT Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret’s performance did you like?

I have listened to Keven narrate 3 books in total now, all military based and his style and tone suites these books perfectly in my opinion, his voice certainlt gives weight to the stories.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Sea Guardian


Any additional comments?

I found this book very enjoyable. There were a lot of small facts and interesting points given by the men who shared their stories abord the USS Johnston which gave a good sense of the everyday life serving abord the ship, from the cooks' mess to the C.O.

*I received this book for free in return for an honest review.

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- Darren

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2015
  • Publisher: George Sites