[Audiobook] “George S. Patton: Command” by Steven Zaloga

This audiobook edition is narrated by Trevor White.

George S. Patton is the most recognized commander, dare it be said, of all time. That is the opening assertion Zaloga presents, followed by the rest of the text to prove his point. Patton is most-known for his efforts in World War I and World War II. A leader, he took charge of the situations, being a man of action, not like the rest of the managerial commanders of the time. His actions were smart, but also at times rash. Known for slapping his soldiers around, he was not a man to tolerate less than the best. A great military leader, Patton’s efforts essentially saved America, and the world, like a great many others. Despite his war endeavors, his death was a result of an automobile accident.

White reads at a brisk pace, which is surprisingly refreshing, most likely due to his clear dictation and transparent enunciation. It’s hard to misinterpret or fall behind in this fast-paced reading, thanks to the voice talent guiding the reader. The reading itself almost feels emotionally-charged, as if it were a persuasive argument to prove Patton’s excellence. Not like a lecture, this narration is a call to arms, involving the reader and engrossing them in the biographical tale, as if they were there when the events took place. A perfect match for this text, White’s narration is superb.Disclosure: I have received a reviewer copy and/or payment in exchange for an honest review of the product mentioned in this post.