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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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  • Robert
  • 2017-03-21

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

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  • Sherman
  • 2016-10-13

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

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  • Squished Quail
  • 2016-12-31

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.

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  • Joe Downey
  • 2017-03-13

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.

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  • Samuel
  • 2016-09-28

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

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  • Ron Cutcher
  • Michigan
  • 2018-06-10

Very good book

I really enjoyed this book. Having lived and patrolled these borders during the cold war, I can relate to this book a lot. I was hoping for a follow on book.

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  • Spectre444
  • 2018-03-08

Where's the maps?

I adore this book, have since i was a kid. The only issue I'm having with audiobook format, is a lack of those essential battle maps that tie the book together.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-03-15

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.

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  • B. Gillogly
  • Westminster, CO United States
  • 2016-11-09

enjoyed it

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

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  • Maxster
  • 2016-11-14

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

2 of 3 people found this review helpful