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by Gardner Dozois,Patrick Lawlor,Christina Traister,George R. R. Martin

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ISBN: 1455804800
Author: Gardner Dozois,Patrick Lawlor,Christina Traister,George R. R. Martin
Language: English
Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Library edition (March 29, 2011)
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.9
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George R. R. Martin (Author), Gardner Dozois (Author), Patrick Lawlor (Reader), Christina Traister (Reader) & 1 more. George R. Martin is an American author and screenwriter of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He is best known for his epic A Song of Ice and Fire series.

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Written by George R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Narrated by Patrick Lawlor and Christina Traister

Written by George R. Narrated by Patrick Lawlor and Christina Traister. Martin, from his introduction to Warriors: "People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre.

Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Christina Traister. Series: Lord John, Book . 5. Length: 31 hrs and 8 mins. By GlosterLass on 04-05-16. By: George R. R Martin, Gardner Dozois, Joe Abercrombie, and others. Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy. Narrated by: Claudia Blak, Scott Brick, Karen Dotrice, and others. Length: 32 hrs and 46 mins.

Author(s): George . Christina Traister (Narrator). Joe Haldeman (Contributor). ISBN: 145580830X (ISBN13: 9781455808304).

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Narrator Patrick Lawlor. Narrator Christina Traister. Included are a long novella from the world of Song of Ice and Fire by George R. Martin, a new tale of Lord John by Diana Gabaldon, and an epic of humanity at bay by David Weber. Published 2012 by Brilliance Audio. Soldiers, American War stories, Fiction. Major anthology collection of ed tales of war and warriors features some of today's most popular writers of fantasy. Contents: "The King of Norway" by Cecelia Holland.

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George R. R. Martin, from his introduction to Warriors:

“People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre. All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity, and The Red Badge of Courage have become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world.

“Our contributors make up an all-star line-up of award-winning and bestselling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thing―a story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre they’re best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find warriors of every shape, size, and color in these pages, warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat.”

Every story in this volume appears here for the first time. Included are: a long novella from the world of his Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, a new tale of “Lord John” by Diana Gabaldon, an “Emberverse” story by S. M. Stirling, a “Forever Peace” story by Joe Haldeman, and a long tale of humanity at bay by David Weber. Also present are original stories by David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams. Many of these writers are bestsellers. All of them are storytellers of the highest quality. Together they make a volume of unforgettable listening.

Comments:

Wenaiand
Okay first off I need to say this, why the hell are there reviews for some Anthology about Game of Thrones all over this book? AMAZON!?!?!? Surely, all those honest reviewers talking about a completely different book with what I am sure is a different cover than this one about fighter pilots and the last battle of WW2 in the Pacific.

Okay that rant done. This book is about the battle for Okinawa. The author uses as a framing device the fighter pilots of VF-10 and VBF-10 on the USS Intrepid CV-11 to talk about this last battle. As well as talk about the fight the Allied Nation fleet had with the Kamikazes during the Battle for Okinawa. The title of the book relates to both these fighter pilots, some of whom are just now reaching operational units after being in training command for a couple of year and are the last warriors, twilight warriors, to go into battle; as well as the Japanese senior command who are fighting the last battles of their lives, again a twilight warrior situation. Most of the men that are featured in this book either fought some of the opening battles of the war, one of them was a PBY pilot that was in the Philippines at the start of the war, or they are brand new. So they don't have much combat experience and are just getting used to the fighting involved with this near the end of the war situation. On the flip side of this there are the Japanese and the desperation they have to try and stop the Allied nations. To which they have turned to the use of Kamikazes in both the air and the sea. While the land campaign the Japanese are shown to do a defense in depth and fight to the last man for every inch of the terrain.
So this should be an awesome book right, daring-do and heroic actions and amazing battle scenes right? Except at times the author gets lost in the description of people and the constant flipping back and forth from scenes that at times are occurring at the same time. For example the author talks of the sortie by the IJN's Yamato battleship and escorting ships. They are attacked by the carrier aircraft from the US Fleet. He spends two chapters talking about the various attack runs by the pilots and it isn't really in a timeline situation, rather he will talk all about the aircraft from one group. Then jump back in time to talk about another group making the same attack from a different angle. Then a little bit later he will jump around with the some of the stories from the Japanese survivors who talk about their experiences during the battle. Then although this is set up to be a book about the pilots and their kamikaze adversaries, this book also spends a good amount of time talking about the survival of the destroyers and other ships at the picket lines near the island as well as the land battle itself. In my mind it seemed as if the author couldn't get enough story to pad out this book so he turned around and added some additional information about the battle and the other ships involved in the area on or around Okinawa. I have read some of these same stories in other book on the battle or on specific units or ships, so in that sense for me this was a retread of older stories.
This was a good book, but not really an outstanding book in my mind. Probably a good place to start for those interested in the US Navy "Fleet that Came to Stay" and the battle for Okinawa.
Hadadel
By the spring of 1945, the Japanese had been driven west across the Pacific by the ever-increasing strength of the American Navy. Okinawa, only 350 miles from mainland Japan, was to be the final battle leading up to the invasion of Japan. Okinawa would serve as a major staging area as well as a base for aircraft. But before these preparations could be made, the Japanese garrison needed to be defeated. On April 1, 1945, the Americans stormed ashore. What laid ahead was the most costly naval battle of the war. Author Robert Gandt describes the naval aspect of the battle for Okinawa in "The Twilight Warriors".

I've read several books about the battle for Okinawa, and this one is unique from the previous ones I've read. This book focuses specifically on the naval aspect of the fighting, while only mentioning the land battle in broad terms. Gandt pays particular attention to the kamikaze attacks, the suicide mission of the battleship Yamato, and the numerous air battles that took place in the area. The pilots who flew the planes were called "Tail-End Charlies", due to their status as late-comers to the war. These men also flew at the back of formations, stood at the end of chow lines, and even had their own sleeping quarters called "boys' town".

Perhaps the area of greatest danger was the destroyer picket stations. These ships would intercept incoming kamikazes and radio ahead to the main fleet. The Japanese were soon setting out to destroy these ships, and many American destroyers were lost as a result of the kamikaze attacks.

I felt Gandt did an especially good job of describing the suicide mission of the Yamato. He devotes several chapters to this story, and I was amazed at the possibility of this ship actually reaching the beaches at Okinawa, beaching itself, and firing on the American soldiers and ships. Fortunately, the "Tail-End Charlies" and other flyers sank the ship before it was too late.

This is a fine work of World War II history. The writing is very good, and Gandt has done a thorough job of researching the aspects of the battle. Highly recommended.
Faugami
This book has basically what is to me the right balance of grand strategy and individual human stories. For one thing it has a fair number of Japanese stories and, like the American side, gets into the divisions within the Japanese military.

I could have used a little more on the psychology of the individual kamikaze flyer. Although the author seems pretty responsible about handling the Japanese angle, this specific aspect - I mean regarding individual young men - is presented kind of monochromatically. His treatment of the disagreements among their superiors seems more realistic. I don't know if there is a lot of material on the younger flyers. That's the missing piece for this otherwise nicely balanced account. It's noticeable because of (1) the well-written accounts of American flyers and (2) the fact, as he shows, that we sometimes know the names of the kamikaze pilots.

The kamikaze affair is a strange business that could have used a little more examination, especially given its importance to Okinawa specifically.

The author pulls no punches in describing what are essentially, I think, war crimes: that is, some American pilots shooting at Japanese pilots who are down in the water. This is good to describe, but the author would have done well to dwell on that. It's handled rather dismissively here.

Finally, there is some really informative stuff on the land battle.

A mixed book in some ways but very readable.

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