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Baa Baa Black Sheep: The True Story of the 'Bad Boy' Hero of the Pacific Theatre and His Famous Black Sheep Squadron

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gregory 'pappy' Boyington

Narrated By: Eric Jason Martin

Date: May 2019

Duration: 13 hours 36 minutes

Summary:

Here, in his own words, is the true story of America's wildest flying hero, of his extraordinary heroism, and of his greatest battle of all-the fight to survive.

The World War II air war in the Pacific needed tough men like Colonel Pappy Boyington and his Black Sheep Squadron. The legendary Marine Corps officer and his bunch of misfits, outcasts, and daredevils gave a new definition to 'hell-raising'-on the ground and in the skies.

Pappy himself was a living legend-he personally shot down twenty-eight Japanese planes, and won the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. He broke every rule in the book doing so, but when he fell into the hands of the vengeful Japanese his real ordeal began.

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  • Keith K.

    This book is marvelous—exciting, overcoming adversity, and an insight to an unusual hero. Unfortunately, the narrator sounds like a computer, and does not give this incredible book the excitement it deserves. Nonetheless, it is still an insightful and interesting listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Joseph L.

    A really good read! The first half of the book was a war story. It was both entertaining and informative. The second half of the book was a human story. I appreciated both the honesty and the insight. Furthermore, it presented some solid philosophy in regards to race relations, and minding our own business while leaving others to theirs. Additional note: Pappy was an alcoholic and made no bones about it. He talked about it at every turn in the book because it was relevant to his story. He did not glorify drinking. As a recovering alcoholic myself, I valued this enormously and I will be pointing other alkies Pappy’s way for some experience, strength, and hope.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    learned a lot i did not know.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Norman Baer

    The story was entertaining and revealed some interesting facts.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Jarom C.

    I've watched the TV series base upon Pappy and his unite. The Audio book was good, and pleaded overall with his story, didn't realize that he crossed paths with Louis Zamperini as a POW in Japan during WWII.

  • Scott B.

    Very interesting book. Lots of information I didn't know about Boyington. The narrator tried his best to make it un-listenable.

  • tntitansfan19

    Slow choppy writing with way too much alcohol talk. Even though Pappy was an American hero, he wasn’t an author.

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