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)
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.
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.
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