Bomber

  • by Len Deighton
  • Narrated by Richard Burnip
  • 21 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Bomber is a novel of war. There are no victors, no vanquished. There are simply those who remain alive, and those who die. Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of twenty-four hours in the summer of 1943. It portrays all the participants in a terrifying drama, both in the air and on the ground, in Britain and in Germany. In its documentary style, it is unique. In its emotional power it is overwhelming.
Len Deighton has been equally acclaimed as a novelist and as an historian. In Bomber he has combined both talents to produce a masterpiece. The classic novel of the Second World War that relates in devastating detail the 24-hour story of an allied bombing raid.

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Richard Burnip.....avoid at all costs!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not as an audible book due to the dreadful, comedy 'narration. '


What was one of the most memorable moments of Bomber?

In the preview narration it is no surprise that it is the voice of Len himself rather than Burnip....no wonder, Audible know what they are playing at!


What didn’t you like about Richard Burnip’s performance?

It's read out like someone reading a tiresome shopping list.....the characterisation is uninteresting and some of the accents border on offensive. RB clearly has no prior interest or passion about the subject. The narration is too laboured and doesn't flow....imagine being stuck next to this fellow on a plane or in a dinner party!!! :(


Did Bomber inspire you to do anything?

Turn off and reach for the paperback!


Any additional comments?

Avoid Richard Burnip at all costs!

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- S. Roche

An old favourite revisited

Would you consider the audio edition of Bomber to be better than the print version?

I like both formats in this case but I would say that the audiobooks probably brings the characters to life more. It is long time since I read the book though.


What about Richard Burnip’s performance did you like?

It gave the characters greater depth and gave them more life and in a lot of cases death.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Probably the trapped in the cellar sections.


Any additional comments?

I found it lived up to memories of the original book and though dated in a lot of ways it still brought out the terrible reality of war on people's lives.

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- D Molesworth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2012
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited