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Absolutely amazing story & great writing but unfortunately the worst reading I've ever heard on audible
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Not every writing style works well as an audiobook. In the first half of Winter Fortress the author uses names only sparingly, preferring to refer to his subject as "he" or "him" until the topic shifts to another person, whose name will then be mentioned once .As a result, listeners unable to fully concentrate for extended periods of time will have particular difficulty following the story, and separating one Norwegian saboteur from the others. The story picks up midway, as members of the Grouse and Swallow teams battle starvation, needing to use stone-age survival skills in order to carry out their orders to delay or prevent the start of the atomic age. Once Operation Gunnerside kicks into gear, the story picks up speed, and maintains it until the end of the book. Had the publisher assigned an editor with a greater sensitivity to the needs of audiobook listeners, minor changes could have been made that would have made it much less tempting to switch to another book before the most dramatic action really begins.
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If you could sum up The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb in three words, what would they be?
what a story
What did you like best about this story?
what the soldiers went through
What about Chris Sorensen’s performance did you like?
initially nothing but I eventually got used to his voice
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?