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    • The Second World War

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 39 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of World War II. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, The Second World War. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on World War II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It Fills in Gaps I Didn't Know Existed

    • By DJM on 07-31-12

    Regular price: $34.21

    • The Fall of Berlin 1945

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
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      5 out of 5 stars 265

    The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Third Reich in January 1945. Frenzied by their terrible experiences with Wehrmacht and SS brutality, they wreaked havoc - tanks crushing refugee columns, mass rape, pillage, and unimaginable destruction. Hundreds of thousands of women and children froze to death or were massacred; more than seven million fled westward from the fury of the Red Army. It was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By Salui on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Stalingrad

    • The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
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      4 out of 5 stars 238
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    In August 1942, an overconfident Adolf Hitler would attempt to invade Stalin's namesake city on the Volga. The battle of Stalingrad is extraordinary in every way: the triumphant invader fought to a standstill; then the Soviet trap sprung, surrounding their attackers; and the terrible siege, with Germans starving and freezing, forced to fight on by a disbelieving Hitler.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wouldn't have minded unabridged version

    • By Ryan on 10-16-11

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Battle for Spain

    • The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Antony Beevor has written a completely updated and revised account of one of the most bitter and hard-fought wars of the 20th century. With new material gleaned from Russian archives and numerous other sources, this brisk and accessible audiobook (Spain's number-one best seller for 12 weeks) provides a balanced and penetrating perspective, explaining the tensions that led to this terrible overture to World War II and affording new insights into the war - its causes, course, and consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing Tale of the Rise of Fascism in Europe

    • By B. H. Rogers on 11-22-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Ardennes 1944

    • The Battle of the Bulge
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched his "last gamble" in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in Belgium, believing he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp and forcing the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beevor excellent as always

    • By Reed on 11-30-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • D-Day

    • The Battle for Normandy
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    From critically acclaimed world historian Antony Beevor, this is the first major account in more than 20 years to cover the whole invasion, from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25. It is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting. More French civilians were killed by Allied bombing and shelling than British civilians were by the Luftwaffe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A commendable book

    • By Michael on 01-19-10

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Stalingrad

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great read

    • By Henrik B. on 09-06-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Second World War

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 39 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    A magisterial, single volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our foremost military historian. The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and yet events on opposite sides of the world had profound effects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb and enthralling - highly recommended.

    • By Martin on 07-26-12

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Crete 1941

    • The Battle and the Resistance
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Nazi Germany expected its airborne attack on Crete in 1941 to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. Little did they know that the British, using Ultra intercepts, had already laid a careful trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding turned the battle around.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By Jean on 02-01-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Ardenneroffensiven

    • Hitlers sidste traek
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Jesper Bøllehuus
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Den 16. december 1944 satte Hitler sin sidste offensiv ind i Ardennernes sneklaedte skove og kløfter på graensen mellem Belgien og Tyskland. Han troede, at de tyske tropper kunne nå hele vejen til Antwerpen og dermed skyde en kile ind mellem de allierede. Hitlers egne generaler tvivlede på planens chance for succes. De yngre officerer derimod var parat til at kaempe, drevet af desperation efter at redde deres hjem og familier fra den haevntørstige Røde Haer, der naermede sig fra øst.

    Regular price: $18.36

    • Berlin

    • The Downfall: 1945
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction. Over seven million fled westwards from the terror of the Red Army. Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really really good.

    • By Andrei Ivanesei on 10-14-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Paris

    • After the Liberation 1944-1949
    • By: Antony Beevor, Artemis Cooper
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In this brilliant synthesis of social, political, and cultural history, Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper present a vivid and compelling portrayal of the City of Lights after its liberation. Paris became the diplomatic battleground in the opening stages of the Cold War.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worthwhile listen

    • By DanBudda on 07-27-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Battle for Spain

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    The civil war that tore Spain apart between 1936 and 1939 and attracted liberals and socialists from across the world to support the cause against Franco was one of the most hard-fought and bitterest conflicts of the 20th century: a war of atrocities and political genocide and a military testing ground before WWII for the Russians, Italians and Germans, whose Condor Legion so notoriously destroyed Guernica.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A thorough analysis of the Spanish Civil War

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Ardennes 1944

    • Hitler's Last Gamble
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Ardennes 1944 by Antony Beever, read by Sean Barrett. On 16 December 1944, Hitler launched his last gamble in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes on the Belgian/German border. Although Hitler's generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $25.59

    • D-Day

    • The Battle for Normandy
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Normandy landings that took place on D-day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so, too, did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great, detailed and compelling

    • By Christian Jorgensen on 08-03-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Arnhem

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out onto his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration of paratroop power. 

    Regular price: $26.17