I will, someday, listen again to this audiobook. But, I just completed and will let lie for a time.
I had read and heard stories of the Jews' plight in WW II, but this just brought the horrors
home. Plus the ongoing story of the Henry family kept me looking forward to my next
day's commute so that I might continue to hear the story. A daily anticipation !
Kevin was outstanding ! Couldn't of imagined a finer performance. I will search Audiobooks
for another Pariseau "performance".
As a man I don't know whether I should be embarrassed for saying so, but I kept
pulling for Natalie: why didn't she go ! what will happen to her and Louis, etc
I first listened to Winds of War, which I thoroughly enjoyed, so I naturally migrated to War and Remembrance. Both Audiobooks were outstanding ! I'm 68 and they were both
easily in the top 10 from my perspective. I am a WW 2 reader/listener (Roosevelt, Eisenhower, B-19 fliers, etc, etc) but Herman Wouk's works were just plain excellent !
Wow. Absolutely loved Winds of War and Pariseau narration so I had to follow up with War & Remembrance and have just finished this even better work. This may have been the finest 56 hours I have ever spent with an audiobook and I have listened to over five hundred books over the years. The now familiar characters fit like a comfortable pair of jeans and Pariseau's style felt like hearing the reminisces of an eyewitness. I am sure Wouk's words made a large contribution as well and in my mind he has now surpassed the great Irving Stone in the category of author of historical novels.
Well told story about events, personalities and issues all woven together into a credible and engaging plotline.
The story is what it is - a fictionalized historical account of some of the main points of World War 2. Personally, I love both books and think this is a must read for everyone.
That being said, I think the high point of this particular work is Kevin Pariseau's performance - bar none, best reading I've ever heard.
Nothing Interesting Here - Garden Variety People - Doing Garden Variety Things
Awesome book - Amazing when combined with the Winds of War - The description of Terezin and the Holocaust had me in tears - Well Thought Out – Well Done
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Not Really , I am amazed that the author can get away by uses dialog from the first book Wind of War, recycled some added material but basically a rip-off
Under the Dome by Stephan King
Captain Pugh Henry
If you have read Winds of War give it a pass
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.
Its all been said. If the War is your thing, if the Holocaust a sin of humanity you don't want to forget and historical references are important in grounding your perceptions, this will do you proud. A real pleasure that was well and truly enriched by Pariseau's treatment. Now the following in no way reflects upon the read or the book but please, if you are dealing in things and places around the globe, the director needs to get the pronunciation right, it is not up to the voice actor to know everything about the places he or she is being asked to read about.
This is one of the best epic books/series, I've ever listened to. The narration was great.
Hearing the characters come to life made this story compelling and addictive.
I loved learning the history of World War II in details that were unfamiliar to me. This book made me realize that the war was about so much more than I thought it was. Having not lived in that time it helped me to understand the people who did experience the war even better.
Kevin Pariseau did a fantastic job bringing these characters to life. I marvel at his ability to keep all the voices and inflections of the characters strait.
I would take Natalie Jastro, her story needs to be told now and forever.