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War and Remembrance | [Herman Wouk]

War and Remembrance

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.
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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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    Robert Brownsville, TX, United States 10-09-12
    Robert Brownsville, TX, United States 10-09-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book with exceptional characters"
    What did you love best about War and Remembrance?

    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


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

    The submarine battles & the Midway battle


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

    Pug Henery


    If you could rename War and Remembrance, what would you call it?

    The Historically Correct Story of World War II


    Any additional comments?

    A great historically correct, very informing & interesting review of Pearl Harbor and on.

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    Michael GILBERT, AZ, United States 07-23-12
    Michael GILBERT, AZ, United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book and great series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Thourghly enjoyed the book to my surprise


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

    Very interesting and informative on some of the problems of others on WW2.


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    nikolas Manchester, NH, United States 05-24-12
    nikolas Manchester, NH, United States 05-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "An Epic"
    What made the experience of listening to War and Remembrance the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it! Narrator is perfect.


    If you could rename War and Remembrance, what would you call it?

    War and Peace


    Any additional comments?

    Same comments apply for Winds of war

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Allison Wilkinson Gresham, OR, United States 05-22-12
    Allison Wilkinson Gresham, OR, United States 05-22-12 Member Since 2014

    Love historical fiction, good light reading, histories, and theological treatises.

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    "Liked it, but mostly to finish off the story"

    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.

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    Caryl SPRING VALLEY, MN, United States 05-06-12
    Caryl SPRING VALLEY, MN, United States 05-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Just had to follow the family into the War"
    Would you consider the audio edition of War and Remembrance to be better than the print version?

    I consider all audio editions of books better than print version, due to voices and sound effects (occasionally used).


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The long devoted, lover (albeit celebrate) of the forever stable stoic Colonel Henry.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where the younger brother stumbles into his sister's apartment to find she is truly a modern woman.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I savored both books and every part.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    charles CONNELLSVILLE, PA, United States 04-08-12
    charles CONNELLSVILLE, PA, United States 04-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fabulous"
    What made the experience of listening to War and Remembrance the most enjoyable?

    history made interesting. Kevin pariseau is a superb narrator and brought each character to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Intertwining fiction with history.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Reunion between pam and capt henry. He deserved to be happy.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    I plan on keeping this book to listen to again. It is a wonderful story that brings history to life through fictional characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    virginia Seattle, WA, United States 04-06-12
    virginia Seattle, WA, United States 04-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic story,"
    Would you consider the audio edition of War and Remembrance to be better than the print version?

    I loved both print and audio versions.


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

    Submarine fights near Japan; Poland invasion; FDR.


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

    He never missed a beat; his character voices added depth and interest.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Way too long for one sitting so I carried it everywhere on my iPod.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rui Ribeiro Aradas, Portugal 03-31-12
    Rui Ribeiro Aradas, Portugal 03-31-12
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    "The narration is horrible"
    What did you like best about War and Remembrance? What did you like least?

    The history behind the novel is quite interesting. The narration is irritating, to say the least


    If you’ve listened to books by Herman Wouk before, how does this one compare?

    I didn't listen to other Herman Wouk books.


    What didn’t you like about Kevin Pariseau’s performance?

    The narration is just too fast and the tone used, most of the times, sounds almost frivolous. I really disliked it.


    Could you see War and Remembrance being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Good story, ruined by the worst narration I have heard.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    G. Hooper Kansas City, MO USA 03-28-12
    G. Hooper Kansas City, MO USA 03-28-12 Member Since 2007

    Big Band jazz lover

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    "War and Remembrance......"

    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!

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    Giuseppe Barbesino 03-26-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A magnificent freso of WWII"
    If you could sum up War and Remembrance in three words, what would they be?

    Intense Accurate Comprehensive


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

    The first time Natalie and Bayron meet again in occupied Marseille


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

    The Prequel


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

    Many moments. Aaron Jastrow entering the gas chambers will make a rock cry.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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