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200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotton Audiobook Review



200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotton – An Audio Book Review


  • Author: C. Snelling Robinson
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 14 hours and 31 minutes
  • Unabridged
  • Genre: Historical Fiction

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200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotton Audio Book Summary:


During World War 2 in the mid-1943, a young Snelling Robinson joined the crew of the Fletcher class USS Cottenn as a newly custom-built ensign. The USS Cotton then sailed towards Pearl Harbor, just in time to join the Fifth Fleet under the command of Admiral Raymond Spruance. The USS Cotten was among the fleet of warships that invaded Iwo Jima and Tarawa and participated in several naval battles along the Leyte Gulf in the Philippine Sea.

This audiobook is written through the perspective of a young naval officer as he becomes a witness not only to the battles at sea during the war but also the battles being waged behind the curtains that involve politics and poses a larger conflict that is equal to the battle they are waging outside.

This audiobook is read by James Killavey as he narrates the harrowing experience of a young Snelling Robinson as they contend with deadly Kamikaze pilots and other deadly naval battles.

One reason to listen:

James Killavey injects his own brand of personality into the audiobook and in turn gives a unique energy and thrill to the personal accounts of C. Snelling Robinson.


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“Few authentic veterans have ever done a better job portraying life at sea on a small man-of-war. His narrative is crisp, informative, and authoritative.” – Joseph H. Alexander


“Well written, though its language is a bit stiff; interesting; useful for young officers, as a guide to getting along. Demonstrates “can do” attitude of those who served on destroyers, including reservists.” – James Hercules Sutton


“It is very detailed without being boring. It took me back to my days as a naval officer aboard ship. I’m sorry the author is no longer living. I would have liked to write and tell him how much I enjoyed his book.” – Bigg Bill


“The story is told from the viewpoint of an officer serving on a destroyer. While a broader viewpoint is not to be had, it does provide more color to the day-to-day existence of those serving on destroyers than almost any similarbook I’ve read.” – Amazon Customer


“This book was not for me so I found it a difficult read. However, my wife’s uncle was a gunner on the USS Cotton in WWII and I hope this brings him some proud memories. His name is Neal Olson and still living.” – Bob Mlimar

Score on Audible: 4.0 out of 5
Score on Amazon: 4.3 out of 5

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