Into the Rising Sun
- World War II's Pacific Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat
- Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
- Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 14-04-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
By telling their stories, these men present an unvarnished look at the war on the ground, a final gift from aging warriors who have already given so much. Only with such accounts can the true horror of the war in the Pacific be fully known.
"A superior addition to World War II oral archives." ( Booklist)
"Succinct historical narratives help set the stage for these eyewitness accounts....This important work preserves these veterans' shocking and moving stories for generations to come." ( Library Journal)
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By Sean on 04-10-05
Vet accounts = 5 stars; Narrator = 1 star
Another reviewer was correct; the stories from the vets were amazing, but the somewhat long-winded overviews at the beginnnings of the chapters were often said again later, word for word. Add to that the narrator's monotone, constant mispronunciation of the word "corpsman" (hint: it's CORE-man) and some sloppy editing and you've got something that detracts from otherwise excellent source material: the stories of the vets themselves.
Overall, I found it worth listening to, but not a great audio production. 3 stars.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Terri on 30-11-04
World War II in the Pacific up close
This books gives a view of World War II in first hand accounts stitched together by a narrative that puts the events in the larger context. It is realistic, wrenching and full of every day as well as extraordinary heroics that rangers, marines, paratroopers and others in the front line brought to the war in the Pacific. It is read in the same matter-of-fact tone that the people telling the events seemed to have. Hearing it makes it even more effective because it's like the you are hearing the men themselves tell their stories. A great audiobook.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful