Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.
These multimillion-copy best sellers are stirringly read by Kevin Pariseau for their first appearance in downloadable audio.
Also listen to The Winds of War.
©1978 Herman Wouk (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"Brilliant…. An outstanding novel and at the same time a great work of history…. Wouk has more than recaptured the period; he has given it life." (Henry Kissinger)
"Those who lived through World War II can most fully appreciate the resonances in this uncommonly readable book. But it is clearly meant – and recommended – for those who did not." (Time)
"Moving, thrilling fiction…. Wouk is a magnificent storyteller." (Boston Globe)
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.
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
I love sailing, Apple Inc., good books, good music and fine films
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
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