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3.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 5 3.62 (50 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Pressfield Narrator: Alfred Molina Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781436133036
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In autumn 1942, Rommel and his Panzers stand poised to overrun Egypt, Suez, and the oil fields of the Middle East. The British hatch a desperate plan <#150> send a small, highly mobile, and heavily armed force behind German lines in North Africa to strik Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Hugo | 2/16/2014

    " Flashes of brilliance, though not sustained throughout the novel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 2/7/2014

    " It seems to me that as an author Pressfield has matured. This book is enthralling, moving and informative all at once. Unlike Tides of War and Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae not too much time is wasted setting up the main character backstories. Whilst I imagine the set up of a WW2 novel is much easier with the war still in living memory, the aforementioned Greek novels spend too much time dotting between past and present. Whereas, Killing Rommel structures the transition much better aiding the understanding of plot lines and the enjoyment of the book. A fantastic read worthy of anyone's time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 2/7/2014

    " Not a bad go at it but I expected more of a dramatic arc and less dealings with the minutia of a soldiers life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Smith | 2/6/2014

    " Absolutley fantastic book from beginging to end. As an ex Serviceman I was able to relate to a lot of protocol and comradesship, which to this day never changes; Even after reading the Historical note at the beginging, come the end of the book, It had been written I believe as if Chapman, Maj. R. L., DSO, MC., was far from fictional. The first, but not the last of Steven Pressfield's book I shall read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 2/1/2014

    " Good read. Not as good as previous, but good historical accurance and a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Carey | 1/22/2014

    " After a very slow start it turned into an interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 1/16/2014

    " Slow to start, this book delivers an emotional punch by the time it has finished. Killing Rommel follows the career of a British soldier who joins the Long Range Desert Group, a forefather of the modern special forces. Episodic in nature, it explores the immense physical and physiological pressure effecting soldier who fought in North Africa during the second world war. Both technical and personal, it makes us ask challenging ethical questions about duty to nation and humanity. More intelligent than macho. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Darrow | 1/15/2014

    " Workman-like historical fiction. Easy read, but you finish it not being totally enthralled by the story or charcters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jansen Wee | 1/12/2014

    " Excellent! Having read Gates of Fire, I had found Pressfield to be a great historical novelist with regard to the Ancient genre. Then I read Killing Rommel, an realised that Pressfield was just as apt at writing novels in the WWII genre. Bravo. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Kathryn | 1/9/2014

    " Second novel in a row that I did not finish, after "Child 44." This one was well-written, but entirely too military-history for me. The only dialogue was of the "Right ho, there chap!" variety. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 NickdjSero | 12/15/2013

    " Fascinating story, i felt like i was in the desert, same feeling with the Gates of Fire, couldn't leave it away from my hands.. In Pressfield's books, the actual character is the reader... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 12/7/2013

    " Not a bad read. A change from all the ancient history novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marjorie | 12/3/2013

    " Detailed, fine novel of WWII African Campaign "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas Allen | 11/19/2013

    " Pressfield's style lends itself very well to the ancient world. However, that style applied to modern history doesn't exactly fit. The characters were likeable enough, but I never really developed a real care for their exploits and missions. Events that should have had me riveted did not. While I quite enjoyed several of Pressfield's other books, this one was not for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren | 11/18/2013

    " A great historical fiction work set in North Africa. Some amazing color on what it was like to fight in the desert against Rommel. Not as good as Pressfield's other work, Gates of Fire, which was phenomenal, but still a very good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenifer | 11/13/2013

    " I didn't get past the first 2 chapters. I noticed it had a 4 star average rating. I'm getting really tired of Nazi books. Sorry!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon Hill | 11/12/2013

    " Pressfield writes another fabulous book about soldiers and warfare. Also, this book does something I did not think could really happen. I actually gained a great deal of respect for a Nazi. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Sessions | 11/12/2013

    " awesome ww2 book. steven pressfield does an amazing job retelling this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cami Liechty | 10/18/2013

    " Sweet read, currently half way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 6/4/2013

    " A decent, quick read. No frills. Not good if you're looking for complex battle scenes, but still maintains a good plot-line. Interesting enough to make me keep my eyes open for a good Rommel biography.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roy | 5/29/2013

    " Very enjoyable. Makes me want to read something about or by Rommel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 5/27/2013

    " Good read. Not as good as previous, but good historical accurance and a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 5/14/2013

    " A good solid piece of WWII historical fiction. Pressfield does a fine job balancing historical accuracy with the needs of fictional intimacy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 3/10/2013

    " Historical fiction, closely following factual events of British forces during the north African campaign of WWII. Well told story of the human side of the war, believable and sustains interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter Carlisle | 8/7/2012

    " I prefer Pressfield's ancient Greek stuff, but this book is pretty entertaining and feels pretty authentic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 6/12/2012

    " Decent story that would have been improved with occasional maps - it was really hard to track the locations cited in the book. Aside from that, quick, good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 5/16/2012

    " I am reading this one on an Amazon Kindle. My first experience with this device. So far it's a nice experience, easy to read, light weight. The lack of page numbers has thrown me a bit and the Kindle doesn't adequately display the campaign maps at the beginning of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max | 4/25/2012

    " Didn't expect much from the book but was drawn by the legacy of Rommel. Great book after all with good narration, characters and storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Murray | 3/31/2012

    " This book was a great book. I think that anybody interested in WWII would enjoy this book. Remember though this is considered a fiction book but based mostly on truth and that's what I think makes it even better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Murray | 3/19/2012

    " This book was a great book. I think that anybody interested in WWII would enjoy this book. Remember though this is considered a fiction book but based mostly on truth and that's what I think makes it even better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roy | 2/26/2012

    " Very enjoyable. Makes me want to read something about or by Rommel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daryl | 1/29/2012

    " Good story if you like a persona view of the desert war. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donald Harwick | 12/13/2011

    " The book got weighted down by technical jargon. The story had a "running in place" feel, tho it did move locations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mattb | 11/22/2011

    " Exceptional. Burned right through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 11/16/2011

    " Not a bad read. A change from all the ancient history novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Griff | 11/13/2011

    " Desert rat pursuit of Rommel - great history "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 11/5/2011

    " Brilliantly researched, fascinating, and engrossing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 10/5/2011

    " Good historical novel depicting the desert fighting in WII and the failed attempts to remove Rommel from the picture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Vree | 8/19/2011

    " Fiction, but I suspect a very accurate story about the Long Range Desert Group, and their younger cousins, the Special Air Service, and their exploits behind the lines in North Africa. Fascinating chapter in history. If I have a criticism of it, I wish that there were more detailed maps included. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 7/6/2011

    " Decent story that would have been improved with occasional maps - it was really hard to track the locations cited in the book. Aside from that, quick, good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 7/1/2011

    " Workman-like historical fiction. Easy read, but you finish it not being totally enthralled by the story or charcters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 5/21/2011

    " Pressfield does his usual good job of conveying a war but his characters just don't come to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren | 5/17/2011

    " A great historical fiction work set in North Africa. Some amazing color on what it was like to fight in the desert against Rommel. Not as good as Pressfield's other work, Gates of Fire, which was phenomenal, but still a very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max | 12/10/2010

    " Didn't expect much from the book but was drawn by the legacy of Rommel. Great book after all with good narration, characters and storyline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 11/6/2010

    " The book was interesting, but it was a bit of a chore to get through. I got started on Pressfield's "Gates of Fire," which I couldn't put down. I hope it wasn't a fluke. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 10/10/2010

    " It engrossed me and provided a view of British can-do with out minimizing the cost of war on the individual. "

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About the Author
Author Steven Pressfield

Steven Pressfield is the author of the hugely successful novels Gates of Fire, Tides of War, and Last of the Amazons, among others. His debut novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance, was made into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Will Smith in 2000. He lives in California.

About the Narrator

Alfred Molina is a three-time Tony nominee. His many films include An Education, Abduction, Spider-Man 2, Frida, Magnolia, Chocolat, Boogie Nights, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Prick Up Your Ears, Enchanted April, and Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes. On television he portrayed Deputy D. A. Ricardo Morales on Law & Order: LA and Eric Sanders on Harry’s Law.