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    • The Somme

    • The Darkest Hour on the Western Front
    • By: Peter Hart
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    The Somme: these words conjure the image of war rigidly fought by traditional means even when catastrophe clearly loomed. Relying on personal testimonies never before published, this study of those who survived the first day of battle (July 1, 1916) captures this epic conflagration from all angles. Follow the action as soldiers crawl across No Man’s Land in the face of German guns, struggle with the conditions in the trenches, and survey the scene from the air as the RFC tries to control the skies above the battlefield.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Harrowing Story Badly Produced

    • By Bob on 02-15-14
    • The Darkest Hour on the Western Front
    • By: Peter Hart
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 11-05-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 201 ratings

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Last Battle

    • Victory, Defeat, and the End of World War I
    • By: Peter Hart
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Much has been made of - and written about - August 1914. There has been comparatively little focus on August 1918 and the lead-up to November. Because of the fixation on the Great War's opening moves and the great battles that followed over the course of the next four years, the endgame seems to come as a stunning anticlimax. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the guns simply fell silent. The Last Battle definitively corrects this misperception. As Hart shows, a number of factors precipitated the Armistice. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 1918

    • A Very British Victory
    • By: Peter Hart
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle, Peter Hart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    This epic account of the events of 1918 is the first major reappraisal of the end of the war for more than 20 years, and describes what is in some respects a forgotten chapter in history. The soldiers who returned to Britain in November 1918 were not the martyrs or victims of popular memory - they were a victorious army and were greeted as heroes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • We Really Didn't Need the Americans

    • By Charles Fred Smith on 08-11-10

    Regular price: $15.88

    • Fire and Movement

    • The British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914
    • By: Peter Hart
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    A remarkable story of high hopes and crushing disappointment, the campaign contains moments of sheer horror and nerve-shattering excitement; pathos and comic relief; occasional cowardice and much selfless courage - all culminating in the climax of the First Battle of Ypres. And yet, as Peter Hart shows in this gripping and revisionary look at the war's first year, for too long the British part in the 1914 campaigns has been veiled in layers of self-congratulatory myth.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The voice artist gets in the way

    • By David Mackenzie Gordon on 08-28-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Somme

    • By: Peter Hart
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    On 1 July 1916, Douglas Haig's army launched the "Big Push" that was supposed finally to bring an end to the stalemate on the Western Front. What happened next was a human catastrophe: scrambling over the top into the face of the German machine guns and artillery fire, 19,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers were killed, the greatest loss in a single day ever sustained by the British Army. The battle did not stop there, however.

    Regular price: $16.81

    • Love and Death

    • By: Carolyn Hart, Gar Anthony Haywood, Nancy Pickard, and others
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    If you love a good mystery, or a mystery about lovers, you'll adore this all-new collection of 14 seductively sinister tales.

    Regular price: $27.93