Overlord

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ronan on 06-06-15

Excellent unbiased account of Overlord

Great audiobook. Well read. It would be great if you could include a PDFs of the campaign maps.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Dave on 29-06-17

Top author, top performance

Hastings is a fantastic author, and the readers for his books on audible are generally good considering the usual monotonous treatment history audiobooks in particular are often given. Here though the reader goes above and beyond and really brings life to the stories that Hastings tells so well. Highly recommended, and more of the same please!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By J on 21-05-15

A True Masterpiece

For anyone with even a passing interest in military history and especially World War 2 this is a must have in their library. From a truly remarkable historian who has written numerous well rounded and informative narrative this look at one of the pivotal moments of WW2 is fantastic.

With a well balanced look from both an Axis and Allies viewpoint the book is raised to the highest heights possible by the narration of Barnaby Edwards. With an easy to listen to voice and the ability to keep me engaged on a long drive without losing focus only adds to this great piece of historical writing.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Eddie on 05-10-14

Max Hastings is a credit to history

If you could sum up Overlord in three words, what would they be?

Informative, horrifying, brilliant.

What did you like best about this story?

Max Hastings brings to life what happened on those terrible days in Normandy. A very informative book on D Day and after. A book I just kept on reading to the end.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Bella on 01-08-17

Not For Beginners

What did you like most about Overlord?

It was very informative and in depth with regards to D-Day and Overlord.

What does Barnaby Edwards bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The ability to listen while driving the car. Reading a book while driving is frowned upon in the UK. Narration was very good.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it was too heavy for one sitting, plus I needed to research some of the things that were talked about and work out the acronyms that were mentioned, before proceeding.

Any additional comments?

I felt I learned a lot but there seemed to be quite a high degree of assumed knowledge of military acronyms, types of weapons, tank types and generally in depth knowledge of WWII. In hindsight I think a book that details D-Day at a higher level would have been a good pre-read before embarking on this one.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By richard mckenzie on 04-12-15

A Remarkable Listen

What did you like most about Overlord?

It give an incredible overview of the thoughts and opinions of those brave men who stormed the beaches on D-Day

What did you like best about this story?

The mix of personal accounts combined with Army and Battalion level detail

What does Barnaby Edwards bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His richness of tone, ability to with between accents and dialects, and his reading style, all added to the enjoyment of the listen

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Brave Men, Doing the Impossible

Any additional comments?

Simply a stunning book, mace into a stunning listening experience

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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