Regeneration: The Regeneration Trilogy, Book 1 : The Regeneration Trilogy

  • by Pat Barker
  • Narrated by Peter Firth
  • Series: The Regeneration Trilogy
  • 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Craiglockhart war hospital, Dr William Rivers attempts to restore the sanity of officers from World War I. When Siegfried Sassoon publishes his declaration of protest against the war, the authorities decide to have him declared mentally defective and send him to Craiglockhart.


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"Unforgettable" (Sunday Telegraph)


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Trench warfare

Pat Barker, in her Regeneration trilogy, writes about W. H. R. Rivers, one of the senior doctors at Craiglochart, a hospital for 'shell-shocked' officers in 1917. Rivers was an M.D., an anthropologist, researcher, psychiatrist, who as an army officer regarded it as his duty to send men back to the Front if they were fit for duty. Yet also a caring, compassionate man, who endeared himself to his patients. And these included Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen! So a huge opportunity for a discussion of the First World War. There are the horrors of the trenches, the attitudes of civilians, the lives of the munition workers, bombing, rationing, and, throughout, the concern of Rivers for the men who pass through his hands.
He was influential enough that there is a Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress in Scotland at this time.
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- Bibliophile

Brilliant start

An amazing start to this great trilogy. Historical details are so well done and the narration is perfect.
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- Johanna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-10-2006
  • Publisher: Audible Studios