Heart-rending, passionate, gritty
Paul, through whose eyes the whole story unfolds
Muller brings character and depth to this work. He makes it as believable as if he were there
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I was looking to see if the library had this book on audio, and to my disappointment, they didn't have it. How can they not have the classics? I was really happy that Audible had this title because it's been on my list to read for a very long time.
Listening to the late Frank Muller's voice is a gift to itself because any listener knows that he had a special gift of bringing books alive. Although, I was delighted to hear Muller's voice again, there were a lot of silent pauses in between paragraphs and chapters. It became somewhat distracting to listen to the story, but his voice brings back lots of memories of books in my inventory.
Recorded Books should release this book in the public domain for all to listen to because All Quiet on the Western Front is a classic and there is no generation gap for superb writing.
yes, telling the friend that this tells what war is really like on our young men and women and previews the lives of soldiers who come home.
the schoolteacher who goads the young men to enlist. It reminds me of chickenhawks that pound thier chest with other peoples lives (i.e. Dick Cheney)
The scene where Paul goes home on leave and has a respite from the war.
The main character Paul because of his ability to communicate the reality of war yet portray it as really a battle of leaders, fought by ordinary men who's lives are likely the same on both sides.
Fantastic novel capturing the human side of war. Humorous, horrible, real. The performance is well done, with enough voice alteration to keep characters straight but not over do it. My one complaint is the narrators natural voice and cadence is very relaxing...too relaxing for a long road trip in my case. Still, very happy I took the time to finish this book at home.
This is the best story about war that I've ever read (heard). If you are the least bit interested in this title, don't hesitate to give it a try. You won't regret it.
This story, told by a soldier during WWI, really captured me. I am not and have never been in active warfare, but the author and the narrator this book really make the reader feel the passion, and terror of war. Normally I would not be interested in such a book, but this one really grabbed me, and made me see war as the terrible and futile mess that it is.