AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

THE CANDY BOMBERS The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour

by | Read by Jonathan Davis

History • 24.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

The Americans, French, British, and Soviets shared joint stewardship of post-WWII Germany, but Stalin wanted all of Europe to himself. The Cold War had started by late 1945, and the Russian blockade of West Berlin in 1948 found a world unprepared to retaliate. As with many military histories, the author didn't write this to be entertaining, and narrator Jonathan Davis can do little to make it so. Placing unnaturally long pauses after every period gives the impression of disinterest or fatigue on his part, and the annoying silences prevent him from establishing a smooth listening experience. The audiobook's strength comes from the abundant details about Germany's reconstruction, including the Berlin Airlift, which secretly dropped candy on German kids' heads on approaches to landings. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2009]



Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2008

CS ISBN 9781436137928 $113.75 • Twenty-one cassettes

CD ISBN 9781436137942 $123.75 • Twenty-one CDs

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×