100 Novembers Later

In the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, WWI ended and Armistice Day arrived.
On this day’s 100th anniversary, listen and learn from powerful wartime works of fiction.

The writing that emerged from The Great War is a genre overflowing with humanity. Love, loss, pride, and regret reverberate through this selection of audiobooks, written during the First World War; later, after the guns went quiet; and today, as we're still looking to comprehend it all. —Tricia, Audible Editor





    • A Farewell to Arms

    • By: Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated by: John Slattery
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,932
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,919

    A story of love and pain, of loyalty and desertion, A Farewell to Arms, written when he was 30 years old, represents a new romanticism for Hemingway....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is not unabridged

    • By Valerian on 06-17-11
    • By: Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated by: John Slattery
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 05-01-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,517 ratings
    • Love during wartime
    • Argued by many to be the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Actor John Slattery (Mad Men, Ant-Man) brings a nuanced performance to this Hemingway classic–capturing the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep.
    • Letters From Skye

    • A Novel
    • By: Jessica Brockmole
    • Narrated by: Elle Newlands, Katy Townsend, Lincoln Hoppe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless, lyrical, heart-wrenching

    • By Mary on 04-06-15
    • A Novel
    • By: Jessica Brockmole
    • Narrated by: Elle Newlands, Katy Townsend, Lincoln Hoppe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 07-09-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 170 ratings
    • History revealed in letters
    • An epistolary structure allows an author to delve closely into the motivations of their characters, while leaving that empty space in between letters in which mystery can breathe. In Letters from Skye, Scottish poet Elspeth and American student David (both so perfectly voiced) strike up a friendly correspondence that rapidly intensifies upon the start of WWI. What unfurls is both a love story and a multigenerational mystery that is beautiful, gripping, and ultimately hopeful.
    • Regeneration: The Regeneration Trilogy, Book 1

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 302
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 237

    When Siegfried Sassoon publishes his declaration of protest against the war, the authorities decide to have him declared mentally defective and send him to Craiglockhart war hospital....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful

    • By Ms. on 04-01-09
    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Series: Regeneration, Book 1, The Regeneration Trilogy, Book 1
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 10-31-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 302 ratings
    • A battle for the mind
    • Book One of Pat Barker’s monumental trilogy about WWI takes place mostly in Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1917. The novel explores the experience of officers being treated for shell shock, or posttraumatic stress disorder, using pioneering techniques developed by psychiatrist W. H. R. Rivers.
    • All Quiet on the Western Front

    • By: Erich Maria Remarque
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,746
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,741

    Paul Bäumer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Choice for Frank Muller's Best

    • By Alan on 10-13-12
    • By: Erich Maria Remarque
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 10-15-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6,279 ratings
    • A Classic for a reason
    • Written in the 1950s, and recorded in 2010, All Quiet on the Western Front is one of those audiobooks that has left listeners thunderstruck. Frank Muller is a narrator with many impressive performances to his credit, but All Quiet is his shining star for many of his fans.
    • My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

    • A Novel
    • By: Louisa Young
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    The lives of two very different couples are irrevocably intertwined and forever changed in this stunning World War I epic of love and war....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just read it!! Or rather, listen!

    • By Annie M. on 08-31-14
    • A Novel
    • By: Louisa Young
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 05-06-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 169 ratings
    • Bittersweet & Brutal
    • Beautifully read by Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), this is very much a love story, but one that does not shy away from the devastating effects of war—on those who fight, and those who stay home. It’s an audiobook to get caught-up in and changed by.
    • Johnny Got His Gun

    • By: Dalton Trumbo
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402

    This is the story of a young American soldier terribly maimed in World War I - he "survives" armless, legless, and faceless, but with his mind intact....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • READ THE INTRODUCTION LAST

    • By Carollynn7 on 11-27-11
    • By: Dalton Trumbo
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 467 ratings
    • Unflinching
    • Johnny Got His Gun is a terrifying descent into a part of war not often visited: the mind of a devastatingly injured soldier. 18-year-old Timothy Bottoms loses his arms, legs, sight, hearing, and ability to speak while fighting in the trenches of WWI. Presumed brain-dead, the doctors don’t realize he’s still very much aware of his surroundings. To cope with his impossible situation, Bottoms delves into nostalgia and hallucination and then to nightmarish visions and conversations with the dead, whose company he yearns to join.
    • A Soldier of the Great War

    • By: Mark Helprin
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 31 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379

    On his last long walk, septuagenarian war hero, deserter, and professor Alessandro Giuliani shares his past with an illiterate young factory worker....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this guy

    • By Annette on 05-07-08
    • By: Mark Helprin
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 31 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 11-12-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 540 ratings
    • War hero, deserter, professor
    • Narrator David Colacci perfectly captures the irrepressible spirit of Alessandro Giuliani, this novel’s central character and heart. Alessandro has lived a most remarkable life—one that, now in his 70s, he reflects on with both humor and gravitas. All the while, we get to listen-in and feel a part of history.