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War and Remembrance Audiobook

War and Remembrance

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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Michael BROOKLYN CENTER, MN, United States 12-18-13
    Michael BROOKLYN CENTER, MN, United States 12-18-13 Member Since 2016
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    "So Real, so sad, yet fiction"
    What did you love best about War and Remembrance?

    Details of surrounding description of enviorment.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Arron, seemed so sincere and smart.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Natalie sees Victor after he was sent away.


    Who was the most memorable character of War and Remembrance and why?

    Pug, and his opinion of different people and how they operated and effected others


    Any additional comments?

    Best book for a long time

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    Elaine 12-10-13
    Elaine 12-10-13

    I'm a country potter, gardener, flute player and tin tinker living with my husband, an electrical engineer & cabinet maker.

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    "An intense experience"

    First I will admit that some of the details of administering a war seemed dry to me but after I time I came to understand war as a planning experience and the idea of war games meant more to me. It's not ever an accident. It's something that the military wants and hopes for.

    The story of the people, this family, is well done. Well placed in the events of time.

    The ideas of Hitler and the Holocaust are told in a way that shows how insane hatred and war are and how important education and taking a stance are.

    I'm glad for the many hours in this book as well as Winds of War.

    My appreciation for the narration by Keven Pariseau can't not be expressed. His work is marvelous. He has many voices. He sings. He speaks in accents that add color and texture to the story. Any book he narrates would be worth the listen.

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    judy eisen 09-11-13
    judy eisen 09-11-13
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    "WORLD WAR II HISTORY BROUGHT TO LIFE"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because it covers a riveting period in world history and tells a good story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of War and Remembrance?

    The journey of Natalie Jastrow as a Jew in Nazi held Europe


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Pariseau’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NA


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Byron finds his son Louis and brings him to Natalie


    Any additional comments?

    This book and Winds of War are excellent. A must listen.

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    Mickey M 06-28-13
    Mickey M 06-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I didn't want it to end."
    What made the experience of listening to War and Remembrance the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What other book might you compare War and Remembrance to and why?

    The Winds of War preceded War and Remembrance...both were equally enjoyable in every sense of the senses.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many great scenes to single out. The book was one memorable scene after another.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying The Winds of War, then War and Remembrance. It deserves 10 stars.

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    Linda Brooklyn, CT, United States 05-30-13
    Linda Brooklyn, CT, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2015
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    "From all perspectives"

    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.

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    J. Simonton Texas, USA 05-20-13
    J. Simonton Texas, USA 05-20-13 Member Since 2012

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    "An Epic Story about the Best Generation"
    If you could sum up War and Remembrance in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, Spellbinding, Heartbreaking


    What other book might you compare War and Remembrance to and why?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Pariseau – was your favorite?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Debra 04-11-13
    Debra 04-11-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely the best!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of War and Remembrance to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely, because Kevin brought all the characters to life!


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Pariseau’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Kevin is the best reader of all of the books I have listened to. He deserves an award!


    If you could take any character from War and Remembrance out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    FDR or Aaron Jastrow were the most engaging and intelligent!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marjorie Mosier, OR, United States 04-01-13
    Marjorie Mosier, OR, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    "The Saga Continues..."

    I loved this two part series. I found the characters, story, and narration to be a perfectly fulfilling. Don't miss this!

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    Kenneth 03-29-13
    Kenneth 03-29-13
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    "Best I've Heard or Read"
    Would you listen to War and Remembrance again? Why?

    I will, someday, listen again to this audiobook. But, I just completed and will let lie for a time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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 !


    What does Kevin Pariseau bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Kevin was outstanding ! Couldn't of imagined a finer performance. I will search Audiobooks
    for another Pariseau "performance".


    Who was the most memorable character of War and Remembrance and why?

    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


    Any additional comments?

    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 !

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    Amazon Customer Sherwood Park, AB, Canada 03-18-13
    Amazon Customer Sherwood Park, AB, Canada 03-18-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great book"

    Wonderful and engrosssing. lots of history in this book... a must read. you wn't be disapointed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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