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All Quiet on the Western Front
- By: Erich Maria Remarque
- Narrated by: Frank Muller
- Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
Paul Bäumer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany’s Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war’s final hours. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.
You think war is all glory, but it is all hell.
- By Nothing really matters on 04-04-15
A true classic! Makes one think....
Where does All Quiet on the Western Front rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I have downloaded almost 200 audiobooks from Audible - this ranks in the top 10.
What did you like best about this story?
The truth of it......sad, but compelling. The futility of war....so much pain and loss at the human level. Kids killing kids - dreams shattered, and for what? But it was a very well done story, despite the grim subject matter. And also very thought provoking.
What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?
The evenness and matter of factness of his tone really brought out the truth of the story. He expressed the reality of the characters lives very well. I thought he was top notch, and did a fantastic job.
Who was the most memorable character of All Quiet on the Western Front and why?
The main character, Paul. It was HIS story, but it could have been any one of the character's story, or any soldier's story. I think that was possibly the author's point.
Any additional comments?
Everyone should read this, particularly any young person considering joining the military. This story may have been about WW1, but I think it is just as relevant in today's world. War is war. And war is hell.
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