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As always Antony Beevor delivers a magisterial study, beautifully written. Cameron Stewart reads it well, at just the right pitch and pace, EXCEPT for the stereotypical accents he adopts when reading dialogue. The German sounds like something from Hogan's Heroes, the French from 'Allo Allo and, as a born-and-bred Belfast man, I just cringed each time he tried a north of Ireland accent. unnecessary, Mr Stewart. Highly recommended. I agree with another reviewer; even though I've visited the Normandy battlefields 6 times now, I found a detailed map really useful when listening to help me place the action in context, and understand the interactions between the different sectors at any given point.
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Really good. Overview of all military actions, peppered with stories of success, failure, bitter comedy and horror. Finished the book with a far greater understanding of the subject than I started with.
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Would you consider the audio edition of D-Day to be better than the print version?
The main hurdle of the audio edition is that you (or, at least, I) need to get a hold of a map to follow the often very detailed movements of troops.
What other book might you compare D-Day to and why?
This is a great supplement to Beevor's book on The Second World War.
What does Cameron Stewart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Cameron Stewart is a great narrator. The one thing I personally dislike is the "fake accents" he does when quoting sources, but I suppose that is down to personal taste.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
When the narrator consistently called the Leibstandarte SS for the Liebstandarte (Lieb means love in German).
Any additional comments?
A great and compelling story. Highly recommendable.