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!
Not as an audible book due to the dreadful, comedy 'narration. '
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!
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!!! :(
Turn off and reach for the paperback!
Avoid Richard Burnip at all costs!
- S. Roche
An old favourite revisited
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.
It gave the characters greater depth and gave them more life and in a lot of cases death.
Probably the trapped in the cellar sections.
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.
- D Molesworth