I love the history of the military regardless. I've heard bits and pieces of Indianapolis. After listening to this book. It brought tears to my eyes what these men went through and just how much they loved the shop and her skipper. What the navy did to this hero is a down right shame. It reminded me of another book I've listed to 3 or 4 times already. Honor and betrayal and the military tried to do to three navy seals made my blood boil. This book did the same thing made my blood boil. Just an incredibly book.
Superb book and narration.
An excellent book about the Indi and what happened to her. A must read for any military officer who is responsible for accountability. This shows what happens when officers don't do their job. The price these men paid for the failures of the Navy's Officer Corps cannot be overstated.
I'm not really A-war book reader or hardly even any non fiction but oh my God this was one of the best books I have ever read in my life The narrator was really good also
Great coverage on a sad yet heroic saga in American naval history
As a lover of naval history, had read Abandon Ship, Fatal Voyage and thought I knew the story of the Indy even without the somewhat oblique reference in Jaws. But, what a very captivating treatment of a story that continued to play out long after the court-martial of its skipper in 1945. Would agree with others that it does present something of a challenge listening vs. reading, but well worth the effort to track the cast of characters presented over eighteen hours of very high-quality narration.
Very detailed account of this tragedy. Likely a better read than listen. Hard to keep track of the many many characters.