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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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    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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    David Woolgoolga, Australia 03-26-12
    David Woolgoolga, Australia 03-26-12 Member Since 2013
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    "History lesson with a touch of soap (opera)"
    Where does War and Remembrance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best books, for both content and performance, I've listened to. And I've listened to plenty.


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

    Too many to mention in a book of such scope. It really put the key battles/moments of World War 2 into context.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Being an Australian, all the action in and around the war in the Pacific made me, finally, aware of what happened in this theatre


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Montclair, VA, United States 03-20-12
    Jason Montclair, VA, United States 03-20-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Great sequel to Winds of War"

    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!

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    Claire Indio, CA, United States 03-20-12
    Claire Indio, CA, United States 03-20-12 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the Best!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marc SOUTHINGTON, CT, United States 03-12-12
    Marc SOUTHINGTON, CT, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2002
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    "A good read but seemed to leave the story undone."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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

    The Winds of War, it gave you a base from which the characters started to develop.


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

    I liked Brian Henry, he had his own personal mission and kept on until it was achieved.


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

    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.


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    Michelle United States 03-02-12
    Michelle United States 03-02-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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