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  • The Greatest Battle

  • By: Andrew Nagorski
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Based on previously secret documents and eyewitness testimony, this is the shocking account of the most massive and deadliest battle of World War II, which ended in Hitler's defeat and changed the course of the war. Andrew Nagorski, Newsweek's former Moscow bureau chief, reveals that 2.5 million of the battle's 7 million troops were killed, taken prisoner, or severely wounded.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not about the Battle of Moscow

  • By Armen on 10-08-07

Finally!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-12

What made the experience of listening to The Greatest Battle the most enjoyable?

It's so hard to find English language audio books about the 90% of WWII that was the war between Germany and the USSR!
90% 0f the books are about the 10% of that war, which was the conflict between the Anglo-Americans and Germany. There is also nothing at all about the Russo-Japanese war right before the Japanese capitulation.

What other book might you compare The Greatest Battle to and why?

John Erickson's "Road to Stalingrad and The Road to Berlin.

Any additional comments?

Americans need to get educated about WWII and learn to separate facts from home front propaganda, which is normal for any country, but has taken unprecedented proportions for a free country, in the US.