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Extended Audio Sample A Dawn Like Thunder: The True Story of Torpedo Squadron Eight Audiobook, by Robert J. Mrazek Click for printable size audiobook cover
4.02564102564103 out of 54.02564102564103 out of 54.02564102564103 out of 54.02564102564103 out of 54.02564102564103 out of 5 4.03 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert J. Mrazek Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781400178797
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One of the great untold stories of World War II finally comes to light in this thrilling account of the members of Torpedo Squadron Eight and their heroic efforts in helping an outmatched U.S. fleet win critical victories at Midway and Guadalcanal. These thirty-five American men-many flying outmoded aircraft-changed the course of history, going on to become the war's most decorated naval air squadron, while suffering the heaviest losses in U.S. naval aviation history. Robert J. Mrazek paints moving portraits of the men in the squadron and exposes a shocking cover-up that cost many lives. Filled with thrilling scenes of battle, betrayal, and sacrifice, A Dawn Like Thunder is destined to become a classic in the literature of World War II. Download and start listening now!

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  • Dick Hill gives this work an excellent reading.... His expressive and easygoing manner makes the art of narration seem effortless. AudioFile
  • A Dawn Like Thunder melds a good story with solid and skeptical research…Fast-paced and yet personal, Mrazek’s narrative carries the reader to Midway quickly. But it does not stop there, as so many other accounts have…With A Dawn Like Thunder, Mrazek earns the title of historian, one that this reviewer does not apply lightly.”

    Washington Post

  • “Dick Hill gives this work an excellent reading. He easily performs the narrative and without missing a beat switches to a quote with an appropriate and believable accent, and then goes back to the narrative. His expressive and easygoing manner makes the art of narration seem effortless.”

    Audiofile

  • “An admirable history of the Torpedo Squadron Eight, legendary to World War II buffs…Mrazek has made painstaking use of written sources and the personal memories of surviving members of the squadron…A boon to the literature of the WWII Pacific theater and of naval aviation.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 10/21/2010

    " I had always thought Torpedo Squadron 8 was completely destroyed at the Battle of Midway. This book does of a good job of telling the story of Torpedo Squadron 8 at the Battle of Midway....and also tells about their fine work on Guadacanal. "

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About the Author
Robert J. Mrazek is the author of the novels The Deadly Embrace, which won the W. Y. Boyd Prize for Excellence in Military Fiction from the American Library Association, Unholy Fire, and Stonewall’s Gold, winner of the Michael Shaara Prize for Best Civil War Novel of 1999. He is also the author of two works of nonfiction, To Kingdom Come and A Dawn Like Thunder, which was named a Washington Post “Best Book of 2009.” A former five-term U.S. Congressman, he wrote the law that saved Manassas battlefield in Virginia from being developed into a shopping mall.
About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.