A Bridge Too Far

Author(s): Cornelius Ryan
Original Publish Date: Jun 18, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (18.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100097910
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483076836
Narrator/s: Clive Chafer
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The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshaled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters—from Dutch civilians to British and American strategists to common soldiers and commanders—Ryan brings to life one of the most daring and ill-fated operations of the war. A Bridge Too Far superbly recreates the terror, suspense, heroism, and tragedy of this epic operation, which ended in bitter defeat for the Allies.

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Author(s): Cornelius Ryan
Product Number EB00570532
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781439126714

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"Originally published in 1974, this classic work of military history details the Battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands, a major Allied attack meant to end WWII in 1944. It's a great book and deserves wide readership among the new generation. Narrator Clive Chafer has an elegant, silky smooth English accent that makes the book sound as if it's straight out of the "World at War" series from the BBC. Chafer does a creditable job reading the military details, and his crystal clear diction makes the work understandable. The problem is that he doesn't raise his effort much past basic reading aloud. His delivery is monotonous, and great swaths of the book are slow and boring. It's a shame, but his voice does have great promise for future narrations. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"