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Stalingrad Audiobook

Stalingrad

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Stalingrad by Antony Beevor, read by Peter Nobel.

Antony Beevor's Stalingrad is a harrowing look at one of history's darkest moments.

In October 1942, a panzer officer wrote, 'Stalingrad is no longer a town.... Animals flee this hell; the hardest stones cannot bear it for long; only men endure.'

The battle for Stalingrad became the focus of Hitler and Stalin's determination to win the gruesome, vicious war on the eastern front. The citizens of Stalingrad endured unimaginable hardship; the battle, with fierce hand-to-hand fighting in each room of each building, was brutally destructive to both armies. But the eventual victory of the Red Army, and the failure of Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, was the first defeat of Hitler's territorial ambitions in Europe and the start of his decline.

Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees Award. His books have sold nearly four million copies.

©2017 Antony Beevor (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A brilliantly researched tour de force of military history." (Sarah Bradford, The Times)

"An extraordinary story of tactical genius, civilian bravery, obsession, carnage and the nature of war itself, Stalingrad will act as a testament to the vital role of the soviet war effort. A superb re-telling. Beevor combines a soldier's understanding of war's realities with the narrative techniques of a novelist.... This is a book that lets the reader look into the face of battle." (Orlando Figes, Sunday Telegraph)

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    Henrik B. 09-06-17
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    "great read"

    Everyone should read more about the history of Europe and ww2. this give an important and thoroughly review of the battle of stallingrad

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  • Dave
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    9/29/17
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    "Simply the best"

    A long, detailed and intricate history of the battle of Stalingrad. Put simply, this is probably the best book ever written about WW2. I read the book many years ago and was interested to see how the audio book compared. Thanks to the excellent narration, it is still the best out there. I would guess that anyone interested in WW2 has already heard this, but if you haven't, get it today. You won't regret it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • C. Hamilton-welsh
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    9/25/17
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    "very good"

    I need to listen again to the detailed audio but found it very interesting and informative. well written and read. recommended

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/12/17
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    "Epic"

    Excellent read/listen. Hearing the facts about the legendary story. Well presented and a good listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • phphoto
    7/17/17
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    "Stalingrad"

    Great read and so well narrated. Looking forward to many more books by author and narrator.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Dropshort2000
    11/1/17
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    "Horrific account of the battle for Stalingrad"

    Antony Beevor's account is harrowing yet shows the abilities of humans to survive against the odds. The loss of life on both sides is unbelievable, the turning point of the Second World War.

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  • Amazon Customer
    10/25/17
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    "Brilliant"

    Well I had been waiting for this one to come onto audible for a long long time - but 100% worth the wait. Antony Beevor is absolutely unbeatable in his coverage of WW2 subjects.
    Very good narrative- exceptional book. Just buy it !

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  • Mr. Philip Sketchley
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    10/18/17
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    "An astounding story"

    A very well narrated book and the history is excellent- albeit a very frightening testimony of of the horror of what suffering took place for both sides and a sad indictment on the rulers of Germany and Russia that let it happen to their people let alone their respective enemies. .

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  • Sam
    8/7/17
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    "Excellent"

    Fantastic book and story. Well narrated. Would fully recommend this purchase. Go on, treat yourself.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dubliner
    Dublin
    7/21/17
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    "An epic chronicle of an epic battle"


    “Stalingrad” is an outstanding chronicle of one of the greatest battles in history. Beevor uses a narrative technique similar to that of Max Hastings, namely, he combines an account of events at the strategic level with personal accounts of the battle by civilians and soldiers. This combination ensures that the book does not become a dry history of military manoeuvres; gripping individual tales of the battle are placed within their strategic context and the result is a book that successfully conveys the vast drama of suffering and horror that was the Battle of Stalingrad.

    I gave Peter Noble’s narration a rating of four stars out of five. He is a competent but not outstanding narrator.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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