Summary

The story is told by a young 'unknown soldier' in the trenches of Flanders during the First World War. Through his eyes we see all the realities of war: under fire, on patrol, waiting in the trenches, at home on leave, and in hospitals and dressing stations. Although there are vividly described incidents which remain in the mind, there is no sense of adventure here, only the feeling of youth betrayed and a deceptively simple indictment of war - of any war - told for a whole generation of victims.
©1929 The estate of the late Paulette Remarque (P)2010 Hachette Digital
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sigrin on 11-10-14

Powerful antiwar novel.

Gosh for such a small book/ 7 hours of Audio, this book packs a powerful punch to your guts and heart. Again one of those books I was told to read at school and I just did not want to. In hindsight I probably would not of understood it. The author takes you through his life as not more than a boy soldier enlisting, to the front lines of WW1, and the physical and mental scars it leaves.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Darren on 05-09-13

Right Down to the Dirt under the Fingernails

Where does All Quiet on the Western Front rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

the very best

What did you like best about this story?

at no point did we suffer the glory, the pomp, or the hollywood endings

Which scene did you most enjoy?

the very end ... I had set myself up for disappointment or a lack of closure, but found it as a reader, which is necessary with such moving and disturbing subject matter

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

yes

Any additional comments?

this book is shock and awe in the face for the glory hunters, the fantasists and the myth-makers ... a breath-taking truth cutter ... why was this not on my school curriculum?

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5 out of 5 stars
By nailo on 12-06-18

Amazing to hear

I really sympathized with the storyteller. His story was touching and really got me into his head and heart. Not a happy book to say the least, but still wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Steven on 01-01-18

Second war book

This is the second war related book that I have read and am not regretting it. It simultaneously highlights the everyday life as well as the combat conditions of the soldiers.

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