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Shot Down Audiobook

Shot Down: The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth

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Publisher's Summary

For the first time, the full and complete story of the B-17 Flying Fortress Susan Ruth is shared in unbelievable detail. Author Steve Snyder's story of his father, Lieutenant Howard Snyder, and the Susan Ruth crew, provides in-depth details about many aspects of World War II few understand or know about. This includes: separation for young families as men went off to war; training before heading to foreign soil; military combat operations; underground and resistance and what Lt. Snyder did when he joined it; and German atrocities toward captured crew and civilians.

©2014 Steve Snyder (P)2015 Steve Snyder

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  • cutelilinikika
    17/03/17
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    "Very informative"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This was a very informative book regarding the USAAF during WWII and I think many people would benefit from the history provided. I was given many new things to think about as I listened.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Steve Snyder? Why or why not?

    While this book was informative it lacked the emotional strength I was expecting. Part of this could have been what Snyder was working with as he tried to remain as true to life as possible. There was obviously a lot of research that went into compiling this narrative and I would be interested in trying more historical stories from the author.


    What about Richard Rieman’s performance did you like?

    Rieman's voice was perfect for this type of historical book. It is just what I associate with WWII in my head, so it worked really well for this tale.


    Do you think Shot Down needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    The story would have had more of an impact on me had it focused more around a handful of characters and less on the overall involvement of the USAAF in the war. That said, I think that some shorter books or maybe a short book compiling some of the letters from individual airmen on the Susan Ruth would help me appreciate the story more. It would be nice to have more information about the crew than was given in this book.


    Any additional comments?

    The quotes at the beginning of every chapter (which I assume are in the written version as well) were very destracting. Maybe that would work if reading the physical book, but for audio it really didn't work well.

    Rieman's narration was really good. The only part that I didn't particularly like were the various voices used for the men and women quoted in the book.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NatsFan
    15/03/17
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    "Good For Details"

    Great B 17 details. Hard to like the main characters other than their service to their country. Very dry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nomi
    09/03/17
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    "Great for any history buff"

    Really enjoyed this book. Very interesting. Well worth it for any history buff. My only issue is the narrator had issues with the German pronunciation. Other than that loved it.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    08/03/17
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    "Incredible"

    Steve has put together a thorough narration of what his dad and the fellow fliers of "The Susan Ruth" endured during flying combat of the Second World War. As a historian, the chronological aspect was excellent backed up with the personal letters and interviews. Excellent job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • April H.
    Kansas
    22/02/17
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    "Shot Down"


    Shot Down: The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth
    : Steve Snyder

    This is another factual yet fascinating account of pilots serving during WWII. Howard Snyder was the father of the author. I can only imagine what these brave flyers endured.


    The narration was well done by Richard Rieman.There were a few places where text was repeated.



    "I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stefan
    03/02/17
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    "good book ruined by performance"

    ILiked the book but the performer mispronounced every German word. Poor preparation = poor experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scott Novak
    04/01/17
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    "Educational and Exciting"

    This book was written as part biography, part historical novel, part action thriller, and part love story. Great job Steve !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Theron
    27/12/16
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    "Great book"

    This is a really good listen I've always enjoyed books about the day to day activities of the USAAF.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clifford
    COLUMBIA, MO, United States
    20/08/16
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    "Repeat, repeat !"

    Great story! I can' understand why the narrative kept repeating facts!! Would not recommend this recording!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher Stratton
    28/07/16
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    "thank for this great story"

    great story my grandfather was also in the 306th flew many of the same missions

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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