David Colacci delivers a solid narration that doesn't seek to embellish this true story with vocal theatrics. During WWII, the Marine Corps recruited Navajo speakers to create a code the Japanese couldn't break. The author was one of the original code designers. It's a fascinating story, particularly the details about how the code itself was developed as well as Nez's frontline experiences as a code talker in the Pacific. The author uses mostly declarative sentences, making it easy to follow the story. Colacci handles the few Navajo expressions well. The audiobook is enhanced by an interview with the author, who died in 2014. He was the last living member of the original code talkers. The book was originally published in 2011, but this is a new production. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2020]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9780593163368 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9780593163375 $76.00
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