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This remarkable biography of Brigadier General Donald Blackburn was meticulously researched and aided by his thorough diary entries mad throughout his time in the Philippines during WWII.
It goes on to detail his extensive contributions to Special Forces training and operations during the Vietnam War, to included his involvement in Operation White Star in Laos and his tenure commanding MACV-SOG. His remarkable career ended with his planning of the Son Tay prison raid in 1971.
The narrator for this audiobook has a wonderful voice and does a wonderful job of narrating this story. The only fault I can find is with the mispronunciations of so many names of people, places, and things. This I blame on the production and editing team, for they should have had the foresight to have acquainted the narrator with the pronunciations beforehand. Failing that, they should have caught and corrected these errors. It is a shame, really, because everything else about the book and its performance was superb.
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Gen. Blackburn wasn't the only one who led guerillas in the Philippines in WWI but he was able to translate that experience into a model for the special Forces, making them the true force multiplier that they are today. The story flows well throughout. My only gripe is the mispronunciations that occurred more often than I would like. Otherwise the narrator did a pretty good job. This is an Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry