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SPEARHEAD (ADAPTED FOR YOUNG ADULTS) An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II

by | Read by Johnathan McClain

Young Adult Ages 12+ • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Narrator Johnathan McClain offers a propulsive reading of Adam Makos's true story of tank warfare during WWII. This young adult adaptation of Makos's bestselling work takes listeners behind enemy lines, focusing on 21-year-old American tank gunner Corporal Clarence Smoyer of the 3rd Armored Division and 17-year-old German tank crewman Private Gustav Schaefer. Both are caught up in a war they never could have imagined. McClain's gravelly voice seems tailor-made for this story, bringing an intensity that captures the heart-pounding nonstop action and mechanics of war. At the same time, he ably brings out the humanity of the soldiers--from "gentle giant" Clarence to Gustav, whose only wish is to be a train conductor. Listeners will be riveted by this gripping but sensitively told account. S.A.H. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593509166 $25.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593509173 $63.00

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