Target: Patton

  • by Robert K. Wilcox
  • Narrated by Lynn Benson
  • 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The death of General George S. Patton is shrouded in mystery. While officially the result of an unfortunate car accident, the evidence points to a far more malevolent plot: murder. So says investigative and military journalist Robert K. Wilcox in his book Target: Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton.
Written like a WWII spy thriller and meticulously researched, Target: Patton leads you through that fateful December day in 1945, revealing a chilling plan to assassinate General Patton. Backing up this shocking story with facts, photos, and eyewitness statements, Wilcox reveals long-hidden documents and accounts that explain how secrets Patton knew - and his strong anti-Soviet views - may have cost him his life.
Not only does Wilcox reveal how, why, and when, he also names names, exposing little-known stories and secrets of such key players as General "Wild Bill" Donovan, the storied head of the OSS (the predecessor to the CIA); an OSS assassin; an Army intelligence agent; and even Josef Stalin himself.
Target: Patton challenges readers to look at the evidence and question the conventional wisdom. After reading it, few will think of General Patton or the circumstances surrounding his death in the same way again.

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Good story - suspect recording editing

Is there anything you would change about this book?

For most of the recording I believe well into chapter 14, the narrator appears to suffer from a headcold and a blocked nose. It improves at a later point in the book. This does not make for pleasant listening


What did you like best about this story?

The actual subject matter. If not for my decades long interest in General Patton, and the fact that this is the first time I really opened my mind for a possible other explanation as to the cause(s) of his death, I may not have finished this book.


Would you be willing to try another one of Lynn Benson’s performances?

Very doubtful unless, it is about a topic that would to me be irrestible.


Was Target: Patton worth the listening time?

Despite the above and my comments below it still was fully worth my time.


Any additional comments?

The editing of this recording is below par. You can easily pick up throughout the recording, the instances were one recording stops and another begins, even in the middle of paragraphs. Oftentimes, through no fault of the narrator (unless he was the editor too), sentences are following each other up without much silence in between, which makes it sometimes very hard to follow. It's like periods and commas are ignored while narrating. At one point 9:36:10 into the story you hear the narrator turning a page and coughing ones before continuing his story.

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- Kees Groeneveld

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-03-2012
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing