The author's stated purpose is "to bring the past to life" and he does a gripping job of it. The book kept my attention for the entire 40+ hours and brought me to laughter, tears and horror.
The narrator gave a stunning performance - voices, accents, languages and even singing were all superbly mastered.
I had read this book many years ago in the print version. This was even better.
Both War and Remembrance totally over a hundred hours is incredibly narrated by kevin Pariseau. The adherence to historical fact by Herman Wouk is near perfection.
The plot and the story line with a little bit of history intertwined made the listening experience enjoyable.
the history and the development of the characters
the concentration camp and the struggle and the will to survive.
The strength in family in the time of crisis
If you have any interest in world war 2, which everyone should as there are so many lessons to be taken from the ghastly war, they should listen to this book. While the story could stand by Itself as a wonderful work of fiction, the facts therein that shed light on the greatest war the world has ever fought makes it a true treasure.
This is a series I am drawn to listen to repeatedly, despite its length. In part because I fear honor bound to do so. I hope many others will take the time to listen at least once. The performance by the narrator is outstanding. The historical accuracy is evident. Thank you Mr. Wouk!
As it's predecessor "Winds of War" captured the sentiment of pre-war history, this book picks up where it left off, with the same characters (plus additional characters as well), and dives right into the European and Pacific Theaters. It goes into great detail of the issues the Jewish people had to face. Simply masterful!!It's an investment of 56 hours of the listeners time, but we'll worth the effort. You won't be disappointed.
Amazing story and narrator. This is well worth your time if you want to know the truth about WW2 and the philosophy of many people involved. You will not be able to put this down as the story is extremely gripping. 5 stars for all aspects of the book and performance.
One, or rather two, of the best books ever written. I wish every teacher, politician, and American would read this factual account of WW2 through the fictionalized families in this novel. I loved it.