We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941-1944 | [Anna Reid]

Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941-1944

On September 8, 1941, 11 weeks after Hitler's brutal surprise attack on the Soviet Union, Leningrad was surrounded. The German siege was not lifted for two and a half years, by which time some three quarters of a million Leningraders had died of starvation.
Regular Price:$29.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

On September 8, 1941, 11 weeks after Hitler's brutal surprise attack on the Soviet Union, Leningrad was surrounded. The German siege was not lifted for two and a half years, by which time some three quarters of a million Leningraders had died of starvation. Stripping away decades of Soviet propaganda, and drawing on newly available diaries and government records, Anna Reid chronicles the Nazis' deliberate decision to starve Leningrad into surrender, the incompetence and cruelty of the Soviet war leadership, the horrors experienced by soldiers on the front lines, and, above all, the ordeal of life in the blockaded city.

Leningrad tackles a raft of unanswered questions: Was the size of the death toll as much the fault of Stalin as of Hitler? Why didn't the Germans capture the city? Why didn't it collapse into anarchy? What decided who lived and who died? Impressive in its originality and literary style, Leningrad gives voice to the dead and throws new light on one of the twentieth century's greatest calamities.

©2011 Anna Reid (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.7 (20 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
4.2 (15 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Story
3.8 (16 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Chris Reich Northern, CA 01-27-14
    Chris Reich Northern, CA 01-27-14 Member Since 2005

    Business Physicist and Astronomer

    HELPFUL VOTES
    737
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    299
    135
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    144
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very Good Look at the History We Were Not Taught"

    I am convinced from reading several history books about Russia lately that without the Soviet Union, Hitler may have been more successful. He would not have won, but had Hitler maintained the alliance rather than violate it, the world would be a different place today.

    The siege of Leningrad was a horribly grim piece of history. The Soviet Union gave the city virtually no support. The city was on its own. Food ran out. Hundreds of thousands died. No wonder the Russian people are so tough. They had nearly a century of oppressive rule after their centuries of oppressive rule. They beat Napoleon and Hitler but not their own leaders and system.

    The book is a little choppy to follow. But, unlike the Rape of Nanking, it is not so grossly graphic that you cannot bear to listen to it.

    I highly recommend this book. Well done on all fronts.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    brian 11-01-13
    brian 11-01-13 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    56
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    120
    120
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A truth at last revealed."
    What did you love best about Leningrad?

    The eye-witness accounts.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole idea. Not much is known about the siege in the West.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Peter Drew?

    I might.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Battle between Darkness and Light.


    Any additional comments?

    None.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.