Big Band jazz lover
Outstanding! Great ongoing (from WInds of War) character and story development and narration. Left me wanting more. I'm now a Wouk fan and looking for more of his work!
Intense Accurate Comprehensive
The first time Natalie and Bayron meet again in occupied Marseille
Many moments. Aaron Jastrow entering the gas chambers will make a rock cry.
One of the best books, for both content and performance, I've listened to. And I've listened to plenty.
Too many to mention in a book of such scope. It really put the key battles/moments of World War 2 into context.
Being an Australian, all the action in and around the war in the Pacific made me, finally, aware of what happened in this theatre
I thought I knew a bit about WW2. This book told how it all fitted together.A great entertaining learning experience on WW2 and why we should never let it happen again.
Yes. Listen to the historical notes at the end first. There were some scenes where I thought this is pure fiction but turned out to be based on fact. And listen to his other book the Winds of War first.
I preferred Winds of War to this sequel, but it was still a great read/listen. You get a dose of WWII history mixed with an epic family story and romance. The narrator is fantastic across the board. Really worth one's time to listen to this story - and what a great deal to get a novel of this length for a single credit. Great job audible!
Yes, we all knew what happened. I had a very hard time listening to some of the details and had to stop the audio for a bit before I went on. A great listen, but hard to fathom how people of the day knew the plight of the jews and turned their backs.
I would recommend this book, it had quite a bit of action and brought out the personalities of the commanding officers well, not sugar coating them and making them seem like great tacticians.
The Winds of War, it gave you a base from which the characters started to develop.
I liked Brian Henry, he had his own personal mission and kept on until it was achieved.
I was a little disappointed with the treating of Natalie and her son, they went through hell and nearly were sent to the gas chambers before being liberated but then it kind of neglects what comes after.
This is an excellent historical novel. Wouk blends characterization with historical account skillfully and naturally. I have purchased War and Remembrance and am ready to begin listening to this sequel. Narration is smooth and easy to listen to. Thank you for making such books available.
Probably not because I had read the book many years ago, but that doesn't mean that I don't think it was a top notch listen.
Victor Henry, he is not a perfect man, he has faults like all normal people, but he strives to do his best and be an honorable man.
I have not, but I will look for them. He is an amazing performer, perhaps the best I have heard as a long time subscriber to Audible.
I will admit that I hated to turn it off and many times listened to it at night when I couldn't sleep.
Be sure to listen to Winds of War first. Even if you read these books they are worth a listen.
I enjoyed listening to this and the winds of war for the historical information and the narration. I grew weary of the romance subplots and toward the end fast forwarded through them. When I read the books years ago it didn't bother me, but it was easier to speed through the romance when reading it. So, would have given all 5's except for that!!!