I recommend this book to anyone interested in World War I or war novels in general. The narrator does a good job with the characters. My only minor complaint is that sometimes the volume changes so much that it's hard to get the volume set right.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a well written and in this case read story about the experience of the First World War as seen thru the eyes of a single German soldier. Great audio book highly recommended!!!!
A must read book for anyone who is interested in the sad reality of war and the consequences of war. Beautifully written and wonderfully narrated
Frank, as always, does a superb job of reading this classic.
It is sad how many noble good men die fighting on both sides of wars. It is true that there are villains in the ranks. However, the true villainy lies with the politicians, propagandists and reporters, who cause so many heroic warriors to fight and die for evil causes, and deceitful leaders. Making it necessary for champions of freedom to ruthlessly kill men that should and would be their brothers and friends otherwise. This book is a well written reminder of the evil and tragedy that is war.
It was very compelling. WWI from a German soldier's perspective - unique and graphic.
It felt real, like I was there with the characters. I know it's in the fiction section, but I'm pretty sure it's accurate as to the experiences of the front.
No - but this one was awesome. I could hear the different characters easily, and the emotions were really conveyed well.
See the war from the battered, scarred boots of those who walked the front lines.
There is a reason this book is on many of the "To Read Before You Die" lists! I cried twice while listening to this book because it evoked such raw emotions in me. I will honestly never look at war quite the same way.
I've wanted to read this book for years, and it didn't disappoint. Many of the ideas it expresses were new at the time and provided a basis for much of the anti-war sentiment that has developed over the decades.
The narration was good, although sometimes a little sing-song-y. But perhaps that was appropriate--more appropriate than an everyday tone would have been. We have too much of that.
Somehow I feel as if a big piece of a jigsaw puzzle has been given to me. Very glad I read it.
You probably read this in high school, and found it moving. The novel itself is a classic, proven by the exprience of not always remembering when the novel is set. Frank Muller's narration adds an immediacy and intimacy that transports one into the charaters' lives. Please listen to this during this anniversary year of the start of the "war to end all wars." Or at least buy it to listen to soon: the war did not end in its anniversary year.