• by John Toland
  • Narrated by Dan Butler
  • 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Battle: The Story of the Bulge, John Toland's first work of military history, recounts the saga of beleaguered American troops as they resisted Hitler's deadly counter offensive in World War II's Battle of the Bulge - and turned it into an Allied victory. It is a gripping work, painstakingly researched and imbued with such vivid detail that listeners will feel as though they themselves witnessed these events. This is a book not to be missed by anyone interested in this tumultuous era of our world's history.


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Customer Reviews

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Band of Brothers

Many people complain that this book gives the impression it was an American war but, it's more than that. This is a story of ordinary civilians choosing to help others in foreign lands, in a war who's type may never be seen.
I come from both sides of protagonists and I believe that WW2 could not have ended without US help, Financially & physical.
New grounds were broken. People fear flying today, imagine that with hardly any of todays technology and then jumping out. All this knowing your life could end in the next second.
Truth is US power, construction abilities & practical innovation was only matched by the Nazi regime. UK had failed many times with brief success in the air & desert but as shown here our failures were dwarfed by US success.
I enjoy this for it's humanity. There iis no bias, whose better than who etc, just ordinary people. What struck me the most is their comments of bravery of from opponents & an understanding of German people living under Hitlers oppression. I have had comments all my life but when I read this it brought tears to my eyes, in the same way it did when I hear veterans talk of the damage allies did on civilians. For me, this book is not good vs evil it is the story of civilians fighting hardened armies and the realisation that they are fighting civilians who did not want to be there either.
Forget your history from hearsay and propaganda and enjoy the stories of heroes who were there. Until I read an English account as open as Is Band of Brothers, this will remain my favourite.
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- Mr C


What did you like most about Battle?

The story was well written and read, most informative and enjoyable. Just what i was looking for.

What other book might you compare Battle to, and why?

The history of world war 2 by Anthony Beevor

What does Dan Butler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The various intonations in his voice bring the characters to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Very much so.

Any additional comments?

I loved this story and was happy to find it in audiobook.

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- mr gb clarke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-03-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.