War and Remembrance : Winds of War

  • by Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by Kevin Pariseau
  • Series: Winds of War
  • 56 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.
These multimillion-copy best sellers are stirringly read by Kevin Pariseau for their first appearance in downloadable audio.

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What the Critics Say

"Brilliant…. An outstanding novel and at the same time a great work of history…. Wouk has more than recaptured the period; he has given it life." (Henry Kissinger)
"Those who lived through World War II can most fully appreciate the resonances in this uncommonly readable book. But it is clearly meant – and recommended – for those who did not." (Time)
"Moving, thrilling fiction…. Wouk is a magnificent storyteller." (Boston Globe)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Amazing sequel

I loved this book, it's a brilliant sequel to The Winds of War! Yes it requires a huge time commitment, but it is well worth it. I have enjoyed Kevin Pariseau's narration, mainly as there are less British accents for him to have a crack at.

There are some really harrowing sections that are delicately handled, on an audio par with the scenes in Schindlers List with the little girl in the red coat!

If you have downloaded The Winds of War - it is almost the law that you have to listen to War & Remembrance!
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- Julie

Best read/listen-to for years!

If you could sum up War and Remembrance in three words, what would they be?

Sad Joyful Absorbing


What was one of the most memorable moments of War and Remembrance?

Too many to mention but the parallel juxtaposition of fact carried by the fictional family is wonderfully done. The descriptions of the treatment of the Jews is particularly moving.


Which character – as performed by Kevin Pariseau – was your favourite?

Pug Henry


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A family's experiences of World War II


Any additional comments?

When I could physically read books, I used to love my hour or so in bed last thing at night reading a good book and not wanting to put it down. Because of my disability, I now listen to all my reading material and the same 'last thing at night' routine is still in place. Listening to Winds of War and then War and Remembrance has had the same effect! The need to listen-on to these stories written by a 'Master' storyteller has been a real joy - even if my quota of sleep has been seriously shortened these past few weeks. I can only highly recommend these books. The production quality is superb; the reader brilliant and the content - although harrowing at times - makes these recordings a 'must have' because of their authentic telling of World events.

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- SussexDodo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios