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Truly great

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 23-02-2015

I enjoyed every second of it!

More of these books about Australian aviation history should be written!

The book was a bit short for my liking. I didn't want it to end!

Mein Kampf: The Ford Translation cover art

Confusing

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 23-02-2015

Historically relevant writing not to be forgotten in order to remind political leaders of the present and future what can happen when a mad man achieves power.

The book was painfully long. A psychologist's delight. A disjointed collation of random ramblings.
The man was said to be a good speaker. Albeit a terrible writer.

A warning from history.

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Incredibly good

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 23-02-2015

Shocking! Addictive! Gob smacked!

If you have an interest in the cold war and arms race between the USA and Soviet Union then this book is a must!

'A behind the scenes' of unbelievable accounts of nuclear warhead malfunctions, missing bombs, near misses and catastrophic missile silo accidents!

Brilliant Author!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-2015

Bravo! Yet another excellent work by Dan Brown in written form.

I do enjoy audio books but I am quite critical of narrators. I try to stick with favorite narrators where possible. Unfortunately Richard Poe is not one of my favorites.

I was frustrated with the audio quality, lack of microphone filter and his vocal inflections.
He sounds windy, nasally, his voice squeaks and feel that I just want to get him a glass of water each time I listen to him.

A brilliant story! I decided to buy the book in print.

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I can smell the Caster Oil burning

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Reviewed: 08-02-2015

Hypnotic and moving stories portrayed through the eyes of individuals about the great war fought in the air.

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A fast paced and exciting story

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-08-2014

What made the experience of listening to Thunder Below! the most enjoyable?

A brilliant author who brings to life the action packed stress and excitement of working and living in a military submarine during wartime.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Captain of the boat. It is his story of actual events that occurred during WWII.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Corey Snow?

Grover Gardner. Without a doubt. The best narrator I've listened to!

American Corey Snow sounds like a college kid who made the terrible mistake of attempting woefully childish British and Australian accents in order to differentiate the characters. It was totally unnecessary.
The story is meant to be an account of the ships log and diary entries based upon the life of the Captain, his wife and crew in a historical sense, not a narration of a children's Golden Book.

If you can't accomplish a genuine accent of another nation or language, either get someone else to sit in for you or don't attempt it.

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

I was totally engrossed in the action of the book and didn't want to stop listening until I shuddered at the sound of the accents.

Any additional comments?

Great story. Full of action and utmost detail.

Outstanding!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-07-2014

What made the experience of listening to The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich the most enjoyable?

The utmost detail referenced from credible sources (captured documents) entailing personal accounts of memoirs and diary entries recorded throughout the meteoric rise and inevitable fall of the regime.

What did you like best about this story?

This Incredible account of detail explains never before heard of information regarding behind the scenes drama that lead to the reasoning behind decisions that were made (whether political or military) on the Axis side during WWII.

What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

"An old school English American accent" A superlative performance. Probably the most professional around.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

At over 57 hours long, this is suited to modern war / political history enthusiasts. Military history buffs would be most impressed with the level of detail and performance. This is an audio book to listen to if you have a little time each day or if you're on the road a lot!

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended.

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