• Armageddon

  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: John Sessions
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 13-02-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (111 ratings)

Summary

Armageddon tells the story of the climatic months of the Second World War and the destruction of Hitler's Germany. In this compelling study, the author addresses the big human and military questions. Why did the Allies not win the war in 1944, when they were vastly stronger than the Germans? Why did the Russians produce the best generals? What was it like to fight the British, American, German, and Soviet armies?
This book embraces the fates of more than a hundred million people, from the tragic teenage fanatics who died in the ruins of Hitler's Reich to the British "Tommies" who simply yearned to finish a painful job and go home. Few books on the Second World War have so vividly brought together the story of the battlefields, east and west, with the decisions of the generals and the impact of great events upon ordinary soldiers and civilians.
©2005 Max Hastings (P)2005 Macmillan Digital Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By J NEILL on 18-11-08

Masterful history. Story telling at its best.

Absolutely stunning. Hastings takes the closing chapter of the war and shows it for all its complexity and horror. It’s easy to listen to and engaging even for a history buff like myself. Well done. I would recommend this work to anyone and is one of the best audio’s I have chosen in 6 years !! (I started with .com)

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr. R. Collins on 30-09-16

Another Hastings success

What can you say about a Max Hasting book, it is fantastic, the research that must have gone into this book must is beyond my imagination. It really is a worthwhile read. Highly commend it.

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