Once There Was a War

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.30 hours)
Product Number: Z04216
Released: Aug 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464001772
Narrator/s: Lloyd James
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Nobel laureate John Steinbeck's bracing from-the-frontlines account of World War II In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in wartime.


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Once There Was a War
Product Number: BX00023342
Product Number:C00167
Product Number:Z04216

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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Narrator(s): Lloyd James
Product Number C00167
Released: Sep 12, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464001628
Author(s): John Steinbeck
Product Number EB00388576
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781440633997

Professional reviews

"Even Steinbeck fans may not have encountered this collection of wartime journalism on WWII, and Lloyd James's narration makes the wait worthwhile. His voice is comfortable, confident, and confiding as he recounts stories about people rather than events. His delivery is just right for this audiobook as SteinbeckÕs purpose was not to gather news, but to report the human side of the war. Some of the many short pieces are funny, and some are heartbreaking; all the people involved come across in their natural voices. Even though there are rarely more than one or two speaking characters in an anecdote, theyÕre always distinguishable by voice and accent. Like Steinbeck, James clearly appreciates each one of them. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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