Book pak Recorded Books 2001
CS ISBN 0788748793 $92.00 Ten cassettes
This interesting and highly personal memoir of WWII is unusual in that it was written by a private first class, rather than by a senior officer or military historian. It recounts the experience of K Company, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division in the battles of Peleliu and Okinawa--two of the bloodiest in the division's illustrious history. George Wilson offers a clear and straightforward reading of Sledge's experiences, many of which were horrific. He is respectful of the author's voice and doesn't attempt to overdramatize some truly terrible events. On the very few occasions when he takes another voice, such as that of a marine drill instructor, he doesn't sound like a marine--but that's a minor quibble about an excellent production. R.E.K. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 02]
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