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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Maybe. The narrator ruined the good fiction for me with his constant rapid dialogue and portraying all commanding officers as very excitable men which they certainly are not.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
Slowed his delivery down to a more nearly normal pace. I suspect he is normally a fast talker but fast food drive through speech speed gets pretty wearing especially when the writer has the excitement covered with his writing skills. The delivery speed was wearing enough that I had to take breaks from the book to allow my ears to rest. My mind kept wondering if he was going to ask me if I wanted "fries with that". Again Commanding Officers cannot lead men if they themselves are excitable.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
A good narrator could have made me cry at some of the things that happened particularly when Mako was sinking.
Demonstrates solid knowledge of the challenges facing US Submariners in WWII. Mr. Snow is did an ok job, but seemed a little unpolished.
A little loose with the realities of submarine warfare but nonetheless keeps the attention of the listener with a fast pace and interesting story. A mix of factual background and fictional storyline puts a lot of gloss on what was often a mundane and routine life for a submariner between chances for action.