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Team Yankee Audiobook

Team Yankee: A Novel of World War III

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Publisher's Summary

During the second half of the 20th century, East and West stood on the brink of war. Nowhere was this more evident than in Central Germany, where 10,000 tanks belonging to NATO stood ready to resist a ground attack spearheaded by 40,000 Warsaw Pact tanks. It was a war that never was. But what if it had? How would the opening days of World War III played out?

Team Yankee, the New York Times best-seller by Harold Coyle, presents a glimpse of what it would have been like for the soldiers who would have had to meet the relentless onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact divisions. Using the geo-political and military scenarios described by General Sir John Hackett, former NORTHAG commander and author of World War Three; August 1985, Team Yankee follows the war as seen from the turret of Captain Sean Bannon's tank.

Through Bannon's eyes, and those of the men belonging to his tank heavy combat team, the listener lives through the first 14 days of World War III. The action is vivid and exciting, the tension palpable. Defeat and death are as close as victory.

©2016 Harold Coyle (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    leslie 26/02/2017
    leslie 26/02/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent !"

    Finally ! a novel that captures (modern) armoured warfare as it would have been, from the tiny details that make every Tankers day a chore, to the adrenaline filled race to engagement, so well described and captured here that it made me nostalgic for the confines of my tank, the smell of main gun, co-ax and sweat, are such a large part of my memories that this book made me want it all over again, the exhilaration of riding atop a 60-70 tonne behemoth charging forward, gun sweeping left and right looking for targets is bought to the fore with the scenarios realistically played out within. An excellent portrayal and one of the best WW3 novels I've read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Lenoir NC United States 08/02/2017
    Amazon Customer Lenoir NC United States 08/02/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Quality"

    love this author, excellent writing and great characters and plot in this page turner.
    I enjoy the read and can almost smell the cordite

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    AFC1970 20/01/2017
    AFC1970 20/01/2017
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    "Not as good as I remember it"

    I read this about 30 years ago and enjoyed it thoroughly. Now I'm not sure if it's me getting older and more critical but the audio version just lacked something. Added to which I can't have noticed the gung-ho America the great overtones first time round but they really grated after a while. Perhaps it was the narrators voice but it just failed to grip.

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    Sparks 20/01/2017
    Sparks 20/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Baor?"

    i enjoyed the technical depth on being a tank commander. also the build up of emotion and fatigue was very realistic. slightly puzzled to note the absence of any british input. or is this post brexit? the story line is a bit predictable, you can guess the ending but still a fun read if you want the nuts and bolts of living in an armoured box on tracks!

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    R G Briggs 23/09/2016
    R G Briggs 23/09/2016 Member Since 2009
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    "More from Harold Coyle, please"
    Any additional comments?

    This is the second title from Harold Coyle I have listened to on Audible and I have enjoyed both

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 23/02/2017
    Michael 23/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Like a bad NATO propaganda tape!"

    Great in details and very good reading but as all russian are stupid farmers and make every misstake possible and americans true Rambo heroes from Hollywood it felt like a cheap propaganda tape from the cold war era.




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  • Robert
    21/03/17
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    "They came in the same way, and, we whooped them."

    Very interesting and action filled novel. Covers the tactical situation of a hypothetical conventional fight between US and Russian forces in the 80s. As an individual who holds the 19k tank crewman MOS and 11b infantry MOS I can attest to the accuracy of information presented. Very stirring as a soldier who has only participated in counter insurgency operation and not full spectrum peer to peer conflict

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • MattHavoc
    08/11/16
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    "Loved the story"
    Would you listen to Team Yankee again? Why?

    Yes, I may have missed some stuff


    Have you listened to any of James Patrick Cronin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes he is awesome in all the books I have listened too.


    Any additional comments?

    Only problem I had with the book is the facts on the equipment the were inaccurate. Such as that the Russians didn't have Night Vision, yet they had the T72 tank. The T72 tank first went into service in late 1973. Yet the Russians had night vision earlier than 1960. In fact night vision devices where first available to the military around 1939. I know it is just a story and entertainment, but stuff like that bugs me. I think if you are going to write about it, then you should either know about it, or research it. Besides that, a fun a book to read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sherman
    13/10/16
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    "Team Yankee ...Final available in audio unabridged"

    A great war of World War III in which US and NATO face Russia and Warsaw Pact in Europe. A bit dated as it was written some 30 years ago and the cold war has ended. However recent events happening in Europe today may still make the story relevant in todays world.
    The story POV from tankers seems realistic and believable, as well as the tactics described.
    I have read the book many times and listened to the abridged audio version narrated by Charles Durning repeatedly. Cronin's narration was fine in all respects, I just miss Durning's voice and characterization. That was the sole reason I gave a 4 star for performance.
    The unabridged audio version has been a long time coming. Thanks to all who made it possible.
    Sherman

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Samuel
    Kyle, TX, United States
    28/09/16
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    "Great Book"

    There is nothing better than to read or listen to a book written by one in the know. This book was hard to turn off and split between two days. The tactics and terminology was right on and believable. Great job, sir

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/03/17
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    "High Adventure War Novel"

    A nuts and bolts fictional war novel that is a great listen. (I finished it in 3 days) I feel it avoids falling into the pitfall of a corny war story very and manages to provide some good human characters and great tension. The book does go into tactics and military lingo so if that does sound like your thing..., otherwise enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joe Downey
    North Georgia, Georgia
    13/03/17
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    "An interesting book in its time."
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    Team Yankee takes place before the fall of the Soviet Union. It was originally published in August 1986. It should be approached as an alternate history book rather than a future scenario type book to enjoy it thoroughly. It is a good war story yarn.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Squished Quail
    31/12/16
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    "Good story ruined by production ineptitude."

    Loved this story when I read it years ago. However this performance was so mismanaged I found it unenjoyable. The actor was very uninvolved and lackluster, but he was only one symptom of this patient's death. Whoever typed up his script made many errors and changed a few sentences entirely. (I checked in my hard copy as it struck me so oddly.). Also I wonder if anyone took the time to listen to this after recording, many mispronounced terms and a couple name switches.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maxster
    Queens NY
    14/11/16
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    "Great book, loved it from page one...."
    What did you love best about Team Yankee?

    The story line - it was just captivating, it puts you in the middle of the action and pulls no punches


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The tank commander - the Hero - he was what a hero is supposed to be - loyal, brave, smart, thinks out of the box, and is always successfully.


    Which character – as performed by James Patrick Cronin – was your favorite?

    The tank commander - the Hero


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It evoked several emotions including laughter, sadness and empathy.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read more books form this author

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • B. Gillogly
    Westminster, CO United States
    09/11/16
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    "enjoyed it"

    Good and enjoyed it, but multiple mispronunciations, especially of army acronyms. That drove me nuts.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wade
    19/03/17
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    "great story"

    only complaint is the narrator should have asked a tanker about pronunciation of military lingo. though he improved after th 3 or 4 chapter

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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