*Have You Heard? * Memorial Day Audiobook Special Edition* Pacific Glory by P. T. Deutermann

Posted May 30, 2016 by RobbieLea in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

*Have You Heard? * Memorial Day Audiobook Special Edition* Pacific Glory by P. T. DeutermannPacific Glory by P.T. Deutermann
Also by this author: Pacific Glory (World War 2 Navy), Hunting Season, Cold Frame
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on March 13th 2012
Pages: 400
Format: Audiobook
ISBN: 125000277X
ASIN: B00457X8GC

A thrilling, multi-layered World War II adventure following two men and an unforgettable woman, from Pearl Harbor through the most dramatic air and sea battles of the war

Marsh, Mick, and Tommy were inseparable friends during their naval academy years, each man desperately in love with the beautiful, unattainable Glory Hawthorne. Graduation set them on separate paths into the military, but they were all forever changed during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.
Glory, now Tommy's widow, is a tough Navy nurse still grieving her loss while trying to save lives. Marsh, a surface ship officer, finds himself in the thick of terrifying sea combat from Guadalcanal through Midway to a climactic showdown at Leyte Gulf. And Mick, a hotshot fighter pilot with a drinking problem and a chip on his shoulder, seeks redemption after a series of failures leaves him grounded.
Filled with wide-screen action, romance, and heroism tinged with the brutal reality of war, Pacific Glory is a dynamic new direction for an acclaimed thriller writer.
One of Library Journal's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011

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Today I’m doing something I actually intended to do last year and, as time has a way of doing, it sped past me and Memorial Day was upon me before I knew it.  This year I had a few more of my wits about me and began planning today’s review well in advance so that I could share with all of you an audiobook that is so special and so moving I never wanted to turn it off. This day, dedicated to remembering our honored dead, would be the perfect day to begin listening to the incomparable Dick Hill read Pacific Glory by P. T. Deutermann. The storyline is intriguing and replete with historical details about World War 2. This is a book to which we know the ending from a historical viewpoint, but the fictional drama that is interwoven by a master storyteller lends tension, romance, and enough twists and memorable moments to keep the listener’s interest until the very end. The characters have so much depth. They are flawed…yet perfect for the story. There will be a lot of history covered in Pacific Glory. There will be heroes and heroines and, in the end, you will cry. Because there is a fictional storyline, I’m going maintain my policy of not dropping hints or giving spoilers except for the tissue warning . . . there will be scenes that bring tears.

I’ve already raved on about Dick Hill in other reviews, so I won’t repeat my praise except to say, you can never go wrong with an audiobook narrated by this accomplished performer. Here is a link to a brief sound bite of him as Lee Child’s Jack Reacher.  And he is just as believable as Mr. Deutermann’s beautiful and enigmatic Glory as he is the very scary Mr. Reacher.

Every time I read a book about WW2 and the hardships that were endured and the courage that was displayed, I have to ask myself if we would have what it takes to endure what they endured. The answer has to be “yes” because our service men and women have confirmed it in every war we’ve engaged in since then. The graphic details about the battles depicted in Pacific Glory make me want to call every friend and family member who has been or is currently in the military and thank them for their sacrifice.  So, as you enjoy your holiday in relative freedom, take time to remember those who’ve died in our service. We can never repay them.


About P.T. Deutermann

P. T. Deutermann is a retired Navy captain and has served in the joint Chiefs of Staff as an arms control specialist. He is the author of eighteen novels, and lives in North Carolina. His World War II adventure novel Pacific Glory won the W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction, administered by the American Library Association; his other World War II novels are Ghosts of Bungo Suido and Sentinels of Fire. His most recent book is The Commodore, a masterful novel of an unlikely military hero.

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