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Michael P. Spradlin

Autor/a de The Enemy Above: A Novel of World War II

46 obres 2,818 Membres 73 Ressenyes

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Crèdit de la imatge: Michael Spradlin - 2016 By Alvintrusty - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Obres de Michael P. Spradlin

Keeper of the Grail (2008) 291 exemplars
Killer Species #2: Feeding Frenzy (2013) 209 exemplars
Into the Killing Seas (2015) 174 exemplars
Trail of Fate (2009) 131 exemplars
Orphan of Destiny (2010) 98 exemplars
Alcatraz (I, Q) (2014) 69 exemplars
Blood Riders (2012) 64 exemplars
Daniel Boone's Great Escape (2008) 49 exemplars
The Legend of Blue Jacket (2002) 35 exemplars
Texas Rangers: Legendary Lawmen (2008) 33 exemplars
Baseball from A to Z (2010) 15 exemplars
The Monster Alphabet (2012) 10 exemplars
Medal of Honor 2 exemplars
Pararescue Corps (2019) 1 exemplars
Las Flechas del azar (1900) 1 exemplars
El joven templario 1 exemplars


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Llocs de residència
Michigan, USA



Genre: historical fiction
Age: upper middle grade/younger YA
Series/Standalone: standalone
Content: The ship exploded so there was a lot of death as well as shark attacks. I was surprised by how detailed some of it was considering the age the book was written for.

Although it took a little while to get into, I couldn't put this book down and would recommend it to those in middle school or up.

Rating: 4/5 Stars
libraryofemma | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Apr 18, 2024 | rating: Approved

Historical Fiction: 1941-1945

Christina's Review on -
This novel is intended for mature upper elementary readers and middle school readers. My daughter, who is 10 and therefore the intended audience, really enjoyed this book. She insisted I read it as soon as she was finished with it. I think that, had I read this closer to her age, I would've enjoyed it a lot more as well. I really enjoyed that there are more and more age appropriate historical fictions being offered to younger readers. This one focuses on a point in WW2 that you don't often hear about as much as others. But, for me, this was a hard book to get through, not because of any atrocities happening, but because of the pacing and somewhat repetitive dialogue.

The march, which is described as a focal point of this novel, is somewhat glossed over. The majority of this novel takes place during the soldiers captivity. For all the brutality that was going on throughout (I'm sure it was also toned down brutality for the younger readers), the ending was just a little too smooth and happily ever after to be believable by me. In the author's afterword, he did go into some of the realities about what it was like for soldiers returning home after the war, but the fact that it wasn't tied into the story itself left me dissatisfied by the ending.

Throughout the captivity and even before it, everyone's dialogue just seemed very repetitive, which caused me to quickly lose interest and set this aside for other reading materials. Because of that, it took me quite a while to finish this. The last bit of the book I mainly skimmed through. So, would I recommend it? To younger readers, yes. I love that my daughter reads books from multiple genres, including historical fiction and I do think it's important for younger generations to learn what they can about the history of our world and the many different points in time throughout it, whether they were good or bad. But for adults? It may not hold your interest and there are far better historical fictions out there. Honestly, even researching the Death March online before I began this book held my interest more.
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MamaBearLendingDen | Nov 26, 2023 |
(3.5 / 5)

This is the final installment of the series-long story, the kind of series that you really need to start from the beginning. In some ways, it's a satisfying conclusion to the story, as answers are provided, some more surprising than others. Some pieces fell into place that made the identity of Number One fairly obvious to me and, in fact, made me realize maybe I should have guessed it sooner. But I didn't, and I doubt most of the kids in the target age group would either, which makes for an exciting story.

There were some things that happened that I didn't really think made much sense or weren't necessary. And the supernatural element that developed throughout the series did not have a satisfactory explanation for my preference. By that I mean that it was fully explained, but the root of the supernatural abilities didn't really make sense. I can't explain very well without spoiling it, but it just sort of seemed like the author(s) didn't put as much thought into the backstory as they should have. However, since the series was a solid 4 stars for me all throughout until this book, which was only half a star less than that, I think it's well worth a read for anyone who is at all interested in the genre or series synopsis. I'm glad I read this series, though I doubt I'll re-read it.
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Kristi_D | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Sep 22, 2023 |
Creature feature

This book was very entertaining, and hard to put down. Loved how the story progressed and ended in a “creature feature” kind of way. I think the only thing I would have to say bad about it is the author does repeat some details that I think are unnecessary. It didn’t turn me off from the story but if I’m reading it in one night I don’t need to be reminded of where the characters are at.
HeroSmudge | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 31, 2022 |



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