• by Sebastian Faulks
  • Narrated by Samuel West
  • 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Radio 4 Book Club Selection. Set before and during the Great War, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. His life goes through a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives to the unprecedented experience of the war itself.


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This is an excellent book very well written and narrated. Sebastian Faulks captures the atmosphere of the first world war trench warfare perfectly.
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- Terry

Beautiful book

This is a beautiful book. The story is simple but haunting while the writers skill and devotion to his craft is evident in every sentence and phrase. I did not think this was 'my kind of book' - I was wrong.
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- Mr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2005
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks