Devon, a suicidal man, learns to appreciate life again during the first day of the battle of the Somme, which is regarded as the bloodiest day in British military history.
He finds himself trapped in a crater, pinned down by relentless machine-gun fire all day long. Strange things begin to happen around him....
Devon waits in fear of what the night will bring.
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A chilling account of one of the worst battles
The voice of Jake Urry is perfect for this atmospheric and chilling tale. It is well paced and the characters are voiced very effectively.
The story is only one hour long, so it was ideal listening for a single sitting.
- R. A. Storry
Powerful story, excellently told!
Vivid, Touching, Gritty
Jake Urry shows a lot of promise with this short story. I think he is a new narrator but he handles this very well and has a very listenable voice - I hope he narrates some longer stories and will keep an eye out for him in the future.
It was a strong telling of one man's struggle through a much covered event in world history. While it's hard for a writer to be original with this kind of historical material, the author manages this with vivid and sometimes daring imagery.