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GOODBYE, DARKNESS A Memoir of the Pacific War

by | Read by Barrett Whitener

Biography & Memoir • 15 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1979

The author's gift for words features a dry, dark sense of humor that brings a smile a minute. He recounts his memories, both tragic and droll, of being a Marine sergeant in the Pacific during WWII. Narrator Barrett Whitener takes the role of straight man. Although he occasionally imitates characters—the Japanese pilot shouting “Tora! Tora! Tora!” into his microphone, for example—he never becomes silly or intrusive. He knows how to keep the writer in the limelight, letting the fun come from Manchester's style and content. Whitener’s quiet manner sometimes morphs to a whisper in a delivery perfect for a warrior's memories. Although this is an entertaining memoir, it also serves as an excellent history of the Pacific Campaign. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]

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Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-0-7861-4860-8 $29.95 • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7861-4860-8 $29.95 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7861-7152-1 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $27.97

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-0-7861-6923-8 $79.95 • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-0-7861-6922-1 $99.00 • Twelve CDs

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