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  • The German Aces Speak II

  • World War II Through the Eyes of Four More of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders
  • By: Colin D. Heaton, Anne-Marie Lewis, Dr. Dennis Showalter - foreword, and others
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

In The German Aces Speak II, Heaton and Lewis paint a picture of the war through the eyes of four more of Germany's most significant pilots, put together from numerous interviews personally conducted by Heaton from the 1980s through the 2000s. The four ex-Luftwaffe fighter aces bring the past to life as they tell their stories about the war, their battles, their off-duty lives, their lives after the war, and perhaps most importantly, how they felt about serving under the Nazi leadership of Hermann Göring and Adolf Hitler.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History worth listening to but think critically.

  • By S. Herod on 21-02-2019

Very interesting read.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-2019

Good format for a talking book, with lots of short stories within, so you can give it a miss for a while and not struggle to get back in.

  • The German Aces Speak

  • World War II Through the Eyes of Four of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders
  • By: Anne-Marie Lewis, Jon Guttman, Brigadier General Robin Olds USAF (Ret.), and others
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Few perspectives epitomize the sheer drama and sacrifice of combat more perfectly than those of the fighter pilots of World War II. As romanticized as any soldier in history, the World War II fighter pilot was viewed as larger than life: a dashing soul waging war amongst the clouds. In the 65-plus years since the Allied victory, stories of these pilots' heroics have never been in short supply. But what about their adversaries - the highly skilled German aviators who pushed the Allies to the very brink of defeat?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Inaccurate and laughable narrator

  • By Geoff Alford on 30-01-2019

Great insight

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-2018

Great narration, great stories, great to get their concise accounts while they were still alive.

  • Barney Greatrex

  • By: Michael Veitch
  • Narrated by: Michael Veitch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero Barney Greatrex - from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter. A high school and university cadet in Sydney, Barney Greatrex signed up for Bomber Command in 1941, keen to get straight into the very centre of the Allied counterattack. The RAF's strategic bombing missions faced the deadliest and most dangerous fighting imaginable as they attempted to break the will of the German people and destroy its industrial might.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not padded out like some books

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-06-2018

Not padded out like some books

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-06-2018

Great story to listen to on the road. Not overly long and well read. Enjoyed it very much.

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  • Bon: The Last Highway

  • The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black
  • By: Jesse Fink
  • Narrated by: Simon Harvey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Bon: The Last Highway is the original, forensic, unflinching and masterful biography Bon Scott has so richly deserved and music fans around the world have been waiting for. The legend of the man known around the world simply as 'Bon' only grows with each passing year - in death the AC/DC icon has become a god to millions of people - but how much of his story is myth or pure fabrication, and how much of the real man do we know?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing historical timeline of an Aussie legend

  • By Anonymous User on 01-10-2018

Who cares?

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-2018

You would have to be a trainspotter on AC/DC to enjoy this tedious padded out book. I'm not one of them, so wondered what the point of it was.

  • All Hell Let Loose

  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 32 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

The complete magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. This shows the impact of war upon hundreds of millions of people around the world - soldiers, sailors and airmen; housewives, farm workers and children. Reflecting Max Hastings's 35 years of research on World War II, All Hell Let Loose describes the course of events, but focuses chiefly upon human experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By aidan on 22-03-2018

Good overview of the conflict.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-2018

Filled in a lot of missing pieces for me but bogged down about 2/3rds of the way through. I gave it a break for a while but enjoyed it once I took it up again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful