• by Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by Cameron Stewart
  • 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor, read by Cameron Stewart.
The Normandy landings that took place on D-day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front.
As casualties mounted, so, too, did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering. Even the joys of liberation had their darker side. Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war.


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brilliant book but please drop the accents

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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- Blobbo

Antony Beevor excellent as usual

gives a real feeling of how people behave in that dreadful situation and the dynamics failures and successes of leadership .
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- MR K Hayes

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd