Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0739310488 $9.99 Two cassettes
DD ISBN 0739310496 $6.95
Dean Joy chronicles his experience as an infantry private invading Germany in the closing days of WWII. He outlines attack plans, billeting orders, and his reaction to his first sight of a "Kraut" soldier. His subsequent career in the defense industry no doubt accounts for his detailed knowledge of weaponry, but no GI probably ever forgot the distinctive sounds of the German guns they were taught to recognize. Don Hastings has an agreeable voice, which sounds realistically young and old; he also recreates mortars, machine guns, and other sounds of battle. His apparent enthusiasm for his subject keeps one listening through material most interesting for veterans and military history buffs. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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