Yes because it covers a riveting period in world history and tells a good story.
The journey of Natalie Jastrow as a Jew in Nazi held Europe
When Byron finds his son Louis and brings him to Natalie
This book and Winds of War are excellent. A must listen.
The saga of Victor Henry and his family throughout WWII was a page turner of their interesting and intriguing happenings while in many countries in so many harrowing situations. It was beautifully written by Herman Wouk, his describing what it must have been like during the war, and more accurately, in the middle of it. Kevin Pariseau read it not only with spot-on accents, but with such feeling for each of the characters, including Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt. The history was factual except for the characters who weaved the story together so beautifully. I hated for it to end.
The Winds of War preceded War and Remembrance...both were equally enjoyable in every sense of the senses.
Too many great scenes to single out. The book was one memorable scene after another.
My husband's brother was shot down in Germany, our only recently finding out many more of the circumstances. Our interest in WWII is greater because of that. This book made us realize more vividly what he must have gone through like so many other young men who didn't want to fight...and die.
I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying The Winds of War, then War and Remembrance. It deserves 10 stars.
In over 105 hours of listening time, in both of books, I never tired of hearing Kevin Pariseau's voice, which says a lot. His sometimes subtle changes in tonalities of personalities were always recognizable. But the most enjoyable part for me, was learning about WW II from so many perspectives...... the author cleverly separated the story's family into different parts of the world. My understanding of the events increased greatly, while being thoroughly entertained. I came away with a much greater appreciation for this time in history which changed so many people's lives.Highly recommended.
Intriguing, Spellbinding, Heartbreaking
It's hard for me to even think of a book that compares to the depth of characters and attention to detail in War and Remembrance.
Kevin Pariseau did an amazing job with all the characters but my favorite performance was that of Pamela. She came off as dramatic and snooty, just like any well bred English girl should.
All the moments that Aaron Jastro realizes how his actions of not leaving affected the lives of so many others. It was so sad to think of how this must have affected him.
I really like this book, but all the women come off as flaky and of questionable morals. Definitely a book more geared towards men, but still an excellent listen.
Absolutely, because Kevin brought all the characters to life!
Kevin is the best reader of all of the books I have listened to. He deserves an award!
FDR or Aaron Jastrow were the most engaging and intelligent!
I loved this two part series. I found the characters, story, and narration to be a perfectly fulfilling. Don't miss this!
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 !
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.