The Longest Day

The Classic Epic of D-Day
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.77 hours)
Product Number: Z100096748
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481590419
Narrator/s: Clive Chafer
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Description

The classic account of the Allied invasion of Normandy The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan's unsurpassed account of D-day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly re-creates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany. This book, first published in 1959, is a must for anyone who loves history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the earth.

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Author(s): Cornelius Ryan
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Feb 21, 2012

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Author(s): Cornelius Ryan
Genre: History
Product Number EB00570527
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781439126462

Professional reviews

"This presentation of Ryan's compelling reconstruction of the D-Day invasion is a particularly effective pairing of narrator with text. Clive Chafer's British accent and clear, unemotional delivery work well in what sounds like a contemporary BBC news report. Ryan's meticulously detailed work makes this a classic for history buffs, but it is the heartbreaking personal level he achieves by following actual participants on both sides of the conflict that makes this book so moving. Chafer's measured tone and pace provide the detachment necessary to recount the otherwise unspeakable chaos and carnage of this epic event. This book is difficult to listen to, and it's a tribute to both author and narrator that it's equally difficult to turn off. M.O.B. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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