The performance in this audiobook is exceptional. American English, British, German, Yiddish, Polish, Italian, French, Hebrew and Japanese words and names are easily read to the listener. Songs are sung to the proper tunes.
The story was exhausting, but well worth the effort. Wouk was very careful to keep history accurate though the characters were fictional. Great work!!
I love historical fiction, history (especially WWII), rock bios, well-told and interesting fiction, non-fiction, & a bit of fantasy sci-fi.
This book picks up right from where book one leaves off. if you read book one and enjoyed it then this book is a must. More adventures during the mid to final years of WW2 with the characters you've grown to love and hate from Book One. The Henry's, Jastro's and the rest of the players continue to be pivotal players as the Second World War heats up and winds down.
Don't miss out on the second half of this riveting story.
Educational, entertaining, inspirational---pure genius delivered both by the author and narrator. Wouk brings the dark events of WWII to life in this gripping sequel to The Winds of War. Pariseau delivers another perfect performance. I can't find enough praise for this audible experience!
A wonderful story and one in which the author is able to transport you back into time and be there with the Henry's in the 1940s and World War II.
It's educational while entertaining & so easy to listen to that I couldn't put it down. I laughed and I cried. This book is the real deal and the performance of the narrator was simply unbelievable.
Used to be an avid reader, but became an avid knitter. Eventually found Audible and can now have the best of both worlds.
While I'm glad the historical events from this book are over, I'm sad the book has ended. You grow attached to the characters.
I love how accurate and factual this book is, while at the same time drawing you in and acquainting you with (some fiction some actual) people from that time
I also loved how the Nazi side of events were explored. Though I'd never agree with them, it's fascinating (like a train wreck) to glimpse.
The very end where the author lists what was what and who was who in real life (pointing out who was fact/fiction) was great. I hated history in high school, but now in later life I absolutely love it, and this is my favorite way to take it in.
Can't recommend this enough if you have similar taste.
A side note: when I first began The Winds of War, the narrators dry voice was of concern to me. Not sure I could endure the many hours involved in this. It didn't take long before realizing that his was the best voice for the book, and I'll miss that too!