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.
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"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)
The way that he used the individual characters to weave the story together to give the perspective of all the world leaders and to get a feel of the way that individual citizens must have felt while this history was taking place. You feel like you are right there with them. The fact that it is historically correct and it is a great way to learn the history of the time and remember it easier than reading a history book
The submarine battles & the Midway battle
The Historically Correct Story of World War II
A great historically correct, very informing & interesting review of Pearl Harbor and on.
Thourghly enjoyed the book to my surprise
Very interesting and informative on some of the problems of others on WW2.
Although I read many books about WW2 and I thought that I was well informed When I finished these 2 books I realized how much more I did not know, I could not stop listening to these two books for 5-6 weeks.
All of it! Narrator is perfect.
War and Peace
Same comments apply for Winds of war
Love historical fiction, good light reading, histories, and theological treatises.
I would have loved for the story to have stayed true to the end. Having woven the fabric of the story in intricate detail, it seems like Wouk left off in ribbons at the end, and that was pretty disappointing. However, having said that, seeing parts of the war and the Holocaust revealed that I've never encountered before was a feat in and of itself, as I am a war-history person and the Holocaust is pretty ubiquitous (deservedly so). It was wonderful to learn new things within the context of such a great story.
I consider all audio editions of books better than print version, due to voices and sound effects (occasionally used).
The long devoted, lover (albeit celebrate) of the forever stable stoic Colonel Henry.
The scene where the younger brother stumbles into his sister's apartment to find she is truly a modern woman.
No, I savored both books and every part.
This story by the time you get to it after the "The Winds of War", is not as interesting but only by a little. The multiple characters and each ones reaction to the war years keeps the interest going. This is best ascribed to the pattern of the writing.
history made interesting. Kevin pariseau is a superb narrator and brought each character to life.
Intertwining fiction with history.
Reunion between pam and capt henry. He deserved to be happy.
I laughed and cried. The scenes which detailed the life in concentration camps were difficult to listen to and evoked strong emotions of: saddness, disgust in the human race,and empathy for the characters.
I plan on keeping this book to listen to again. It is a wonderful story that brings history to life through fictional characters.
I loved both print and audio versions.
Submarine fights near Japan; Poland invasion; FDR.
He never missed a beat; his character voices added depth and interest.
Way too long for one sitting so I carried it everywhere on my iPod.
The history behind the novel is quite interesting. The narration is irritating, to say the least
I didn't listen to other Herman Wouk books.
The narration is just too fast and the tone used, most of the times, sounds almost frivolous. I really disliked it.
Good story, ruined by the worst narration I have heard.
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.
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