• Atlantic Nightmare

  • The Longest Continuous Military Campaign in World War Ii
  • By: Richard Freeman
  • Narrated by: Will Huggins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The battle that Germany should have won?

No other battle of the Second World War lasted longer than the 2,075 days of the Battle of the Atlantic. It raged from the opening day of the war in September 1939 until it ended almost six years later with Germany’s surrender in May 1945.

Vital supplies of food, fuel, and the raw materials needed by the Allies to wage war had to be transported in merchant ships in escorted convoys across the Atlantic Ocean, where they were at the mercy of German U-boats and warships. At first, many were lost. The fall of France in June 1940 gave the U-boats bases on the Atlantic coast, and U-boat production increased, allowing the Germans to now hunt in "wolf packs".

How seriously did each side take the battle? How far were they able to innovate their way out of problems they encountered? Who made the crucial decisions on how the battle should be fought? How was the crucial battle for intelligence won?

Atlantic Nightmare identifies seven pivotal areas of the conflict to answer these questions.

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  • Categories: History

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  • 04-20-22

Good read

It’s a great book, It actually feels like it adds something to an already well known subject.

However it is let down by the butchering of any name or place of non-english origin. Any audiobook on history will have some instances of this, and that’s okay as this is not easy for native english speakers. In this case however; nobody even tried, and that’s a shame.

I am impressed the way that the narrator manages to make it sound like he wrote the book himself; and he does that very well. The only thing frustrating an otherwise perfect listening experience is the continuous reading of the same names over and over again in a way that is only possible if you’re not familiar with the subject. This is not an just accent; saint nazéér is just not a place in france. I’m fine with an accent, but I would hope that publishers start paying for the very limited research needed to get this (at least mostly) right.

That said; it’s a good book and I would still recommend it. And with a bit of research the narration would’ve been great as well.

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  • P. Overton
  • 07-31-21

AWFUL narrator -mispronounces so many names.

The narrator has done ZERO homework on the correct pronunciation of very common names and places. For example, "Dönitz" [ˈdøːnɪts] which he continually mispronounces as "DONits." As a main protagonist, his name has to be read/said SO OFTEN and it really irritated this listener.

This spoils an otherwise good audiobook.