This was one of the best reading performances yet to date. Also, the story was so well written, and researched. Even though the story was a bit dated, the struggles were human and real. I loved this story and would probably re-listen to it given the chance.
Historical fiction thriller
Byron Henry. He is a chivalrous and debonair young gun, not the golden boy like Warren. He's witty but sometimes lazy. However, when he sets his mind to something he does it!
Yes, I have listened to the sequel to this book and Pariseau continues to excel at accents and distinguished characters.
The overall story is excellent and takes an exciting light to the second World War and the events leading up to it. If you want to enhance your knowlege about this time period without even realizing it...this is an excellent choice! My one qualm with the novel is that in the excerpts from Gen. Armin Von Roon can get a little chunky and repetitive at times. I understand that's supposed to be the nature of Von Roon, but sometimes they appear in the middle of exciting events and it gets tiresome to trudge through 30 minutes of Von Roon repeating himself and covering events with occasional extreme bias. All in all though it's an excellent pick!
Should be mandatory read/listen for all young and old – this should NEVER happen again! Painfully great!
Mixing documentary and fiction in a great way.
The horrific reality of the war.
Sad and worried most of the time. Human nature tend to repeat this terrible behaviour and all present wars prove it, unfortunately.
Great listen!! Go for it! It's wonderful, sweet, sad and terrific.
The historical details
The narrator's different voices for the different characters.
His different voices for the different characters.
One family's endurance through all the trials of war.
Great author. Read anything you can find by Herman Wouk.
you won't be disapointed with the story or reader...So much work went into this and because if it, you get this amazing story...
Yes, but I would wait a long time. It was like living and being a part of those times.
One very exciting part was the flying over Berlin dropping bombs in an RAF bomber.
As good as it gets. The very best.
The book is very long (thank goodness) and very hard to put down.
The story continues in War and Rememberance. 5 Stars. These two books or one book in two parts were one of the best reads (listens) I have ever had. One of those books that you are sorry when it ends. So well written, very educational and like being there as the events happened. The performance made it even more realistic. I really want another book as good as this. I am afreid I will be disappointed in future reads.
Nothing Interesting Here - Garden Variety People - Doing Garden Variety Things
I loved it - Loved the whole story - Read the book when I was younger, liked listeneing to the audiobook equally.
The Winds of War is a perfect blend of both real and fictional characters involved in real life historical events. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the second book. What a great way to relive World War 2 alongside the Henry family as they rub shoulders with major players such as President Roosevelt, Churchill, Hitler, etc... Read this book, you won't be disappointed.
There is so much that has already been said about this piece that I don't think I can add anything of real substance. It is extremely well researched, enthralling and just enjoyable to listen to. From the writing to the performance I give this an A+.
An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.
Great and must be followed up with the sister book. Performance was great but for some of the British and European pronunciations but this is certainly not the fault of Kevin, it is the Director's failing.