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Verena Leporin

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  • Turning the Tide

  • How a Small Band of Allied Sailors Defeated the U-Boats and Won the Battle of the Atlantic
  • Autor: Ed Offley
  • Sprecher: James Adams
  • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 17 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

The U.S. experienced its most harrowing military disaster of World War II not in 1941 at Pearl Harbor, but rather in the period from 1942 to 1943, in the frigid North Atlantic and American coastal waters from Newfoundland to the Caribbean. Nearly seven decades after the event, the Battle of the Atlantic still stands as the longest-running and most lethal clash of arms in naval history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Naval war in the Atlantic WW2

  • Von Verena Leporin Am hilfreichsten 12.03.2019

Naval war in the Atlantic WW2

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 12.03.2019

In this book the history of the bitter naval fights between Germany and the Allies in WW2 is being portrayed by showing the development success and defeat on both sides. This is cleverly done by giving detailed and vivid accounts of exemplary periods of time.
A personal remark about the narrator: He has done a superb job by reading with a clear voice and being at the same time objective and sensitive.

  • Band of Brothers

  • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
  • Autor: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Sprecher: Tim Jerome
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 37 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 41

Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wie die Serie

  • Von Christoph M. Am hilfreichsten 04.02.2016

Authentic, intense and moving war report

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 04.01.2019

I am deeply moved by this authentic and superbly well-told story of an army company that played a central role in overpowering Nazi Germany in 1944/45. The true story needed no exaggeration and seems to have got none. The individual soldiers are being portrayed very personally, based on multiple long interviews with the survivors and thorough research. So their experiences come to life very vividly in this story.

A huge compliment goes to the narrator with his nice and clear voice!

  • More of Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Seven Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • Autor: Agatha Christie
  • Sprecher: full cast, John Moffat
  • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 27 Min.
  • Originalaufnahme
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 44

John Moffat stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in seven more BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations. The stories in this volume are: Evil Under the Sun, Sad Cypress, Murder in Mesopotamia, Lord Edgware Dies, Halloween Party, Murder on the Links and Five Little Pigs. Based on the original novels by Agatha Christie, these superb adaptations feature a cast of outstanding actors playing an array of likely suspects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a treat! 😀

  • Von Mona B. Am hilfreichsten 25.07.2018

Wonderfully adapted radioplay!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 04.11.2018

Once more Poirot at his (or AC at her) best!
Thanks to BBC and the cast!

  • Deception Point: A Novel

  • Autor: Dan Brown
  • Sprecher: Richard Poe
  • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 4 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Noch nie war Im-Stau-Stehen so spannend...

  • Von Michael Henkel Am hilfreichsten 21.01.2006

Gripping, creative & once more almost like science

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 03.09.2018

A typical Dan Brown Story: Unconventional and creative story with a big touch of invented science, and really gripping.
The reader has done an particularly awesome job!
Two thumbs up!

  • Tail-End Charley

  • Stories from an American Fighter Pilot in World War II
  • Autor: James E. Brown
  • Sprecher: Bob Souer
  • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 49 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 1

On his 19th birthday, James E. Brown tries to fake to his flight instructor that he has flown before. On his 21st birthday, Brown is on his way home after logging 85 missions in a P-47 fighter over Italy, France, and Germany. Brown's stories surrounding his training and combat experiences in World War II reveal brushes with death, continuous peril and, ultimately, a coming of age for a young man whose freshman year in college becomes instead a heroic engagement with one of the fiercest enemies his country has ever encountered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story of WW2 P-4 fighter-bomber pilot

  • Von Verena Leporin Am hilfreichsten 02.06.2018

Interesting story of WW2 P-4 fighter-bomber pilot

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 02.06.2018

Well-told report of an American 2nd world war fighter-bomber pilot, beginning with his training in the States and through his tour of duty through Italy, France and Germany in 1944/45, flying a P-47. A nice young guy, who fought hard but didn't lose his conscience.

The narrator did - as he seemingly always does - a magnificent job!

Thanx, and a full recommendation for everyone woh is interested in this subject.

  • Lords of the Sky

  • Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16
  • Autor: Dan Hampton
  • Sprecher: John Pruden
  • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 25 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 8

The New York Times best-selling author of Viper Pilot and retired USAF F-16 legend Dan Hampton offers the first comprehensive popular history of combat aviation - a unique, entertaining, and action-packed look at the aces of the air and their machines, from the Red Baron and his triplane in World War I to today's technologically expert flying warriors in supersonic jets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good account of the development of air warfare

  • Von Verena Leporin Am hilfreichsten 09.04.2018

Good account of the development of air warfare

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 09.04.2018

The author, himself a highly decorated US fighter pilot, describes the evolution of air combat, starting from the first simple trials before the first world war, rapidly developing in 1914 - 1918, and continuing with WW2, the Korean conflict, Vietnam, Yom Kippur and both wars around the Persian Gulf.
The author deals with the theories and concepts of arial warfare not only by directly stating them, but also by illustrating them using eyewitness accounts from many of the most successful fighter pilots. This makes the (audio)book quite fascinating and easy to read/listen to, but sometimes a little too exciting and patriotic as it is about killing in reality.
John Pruden as a narrator does a wonderful job!

  • Steel Boat Iron Hearts

  • A U-boat Crewman's Life Aboard U-505
  • Autor: Hans Goebeler, John Vanzo
  • Sprecher: Norman Dietz
  • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 37 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Using his own experiences, log books, and correspondence with other U-boat crewmen, Hans Goebeler offers rich and personal details about what life was like in the German Navy under Hitler. Since his first and last posting was to U-505, Goebeler's perspective of the crew, commanders, and war patrols paints a vivid and complete portrait unlike any other to come out of the Kriegsmarine. He witnessed it all, from deadly sabotage efforts that almost sunk the boat to the tragic suicide of the only U-boat commander who took his life during World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Personal and very accurate account

  • Von Verena Leporin Am hilfreichsten 28.03.2018

Personal and very accurate account

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 28.03.2018

Very personal and believable account of his own experiences aboard U-505, and very well read.

  • The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • Autor: Ann Radcliffe
  • Sprecher: Karen Cass
  • Spieldauer: 30 Std. und 17 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

The virtuous and loving Emily, the young protagonist, finds herself in the care of her aunt following the death of her father. Her aunt promptly marries the villain Montoni, a cruel and calculating man whose scheming leads him to lock both women in the dark and winding castle of Udolpho. Will they survive to tell of its terrors?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice historic drama

  • Von Verena Leporin Am hilfreichsten 16.03.2018

Nice historic drama

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 16.03.2018

Fascinating how similar people behaved and felt 250 years ago, compared to our time!

Nicely read by Karen Cass.

  • The German Aces Speak

  • World War II Through the Eyes of Four of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders
  • Autor: Anne-Marie Lewis, Jon Guttman, Brigadier General Robin Olds USAF (Ret.), und andere
  • Sprecher: P.J. Ochlan
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 56 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Few perspectives epitomize the sheer drama and sacrifice of combat more perfectly than those of the fighter pilots of World War II. As romanticized as any soldier in history, the World War II fighter pilot was viewed as larger than life: a dashing soul waging war amongst the clouds. In the 65-plus years since the Allied victory, stories of these pilots' heroics have never been in short supply. But what about their adversaries - the highly skilled German aviators who pushed the Allies to the very brink of defeat?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting first-hand views on the air war of WW2

  • Von Verena Leporin Am hilfreichsten 16.01.2018

Interesting first-hand views on the air war of WW2

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 16.01.2018

Unusual perspective on the air war of WW2, seen through the eyes of German Luftwaffe officers, well put together and read professionally.

  • The Wrong Stuff

  • The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator
  • Autor: Truman Smith
  • Sprecher: James Killavey
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 34 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Between April and July 1944, Truman Smith flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. He was only 20 years old. Although barely adults, Smith and his peers worried about cramming a lifetime's worth of experience into every free night, each knowing he probably would not survive the next bombing mission. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and insight, The Wrong Stuff is Smith's gripping memoir of that time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest account of the realities of war

  • Von Verena Leporin Am hilfreichsten 01.01.2018

Honest account of the realities of war

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 01.01.2018

Living through and participating in the cruelties of war and still trying to remain humane - this is the subject of this rare treasurechest of a war diary. As the title says the author and former US bomber pilot Truman Smith knew that he didn't do "the right stuff" but still did it to participate in the overpowering of Nazi Germany. His account is rarely honest but still has a touch of humor.
Top-recommendation!