• by Joshua Levine
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble, Leighton Pugh
  • 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The epic true story of Dunkirk - now a major motion picture, written and directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance.
In 1940, at the French port of Dunkirk, more than 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne evacuation. The true history of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians involved in the nine-day skirmish has passed into legend. Now the story Winston Churchill described as a 'miracle' is narrated by best-selling author Joshua Levine in its full sweeping context, including new interviews with veterans and survivors.
Told from the viewpoints of land, sea and air, Joshua Levine's Dunkirk is a dramatic account of a defeat that paved the way to ultimate victory and preserved liberty for generations to come.


What the Critics Say

"Joshua Levine has a natural gift for narrative description." (Daily Express)
"Fascinating and thoroughly entertaining." (Observer)
"A first-class portrait of a traumatic and tragic time." (Sunday Telegraph)


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Customer Reviews

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This book combines the evidence based history of the Dunkirk evacuation with a commentary on how it was turned into a film. Many detailed individual stories are included in the overall story of improvisation, muddle, perseverance and courage.

Like the film, this book is about the human stories. The style of writing and tone of reading are light. This makes it an interesting and absorbing read.
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- Jim__Leeder

History meets Hollywood.

What did you like most about Dunkirk?

I listened to this in anticipation of the movie release. The book featured an interview with the director Christopher Nolan which I enjoyed. I liked the wide scope that the author took. How and why Dinkirk happened, personal accounts and the nation impact of the event. I really like the book for its historical content but it also had an extra chapter at the end about the making of the film, about their challenges and how it gave them a greater understanding of the people involved.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dunkirk?

Countless personal stories. I liked the guy who escaped zee Germans.

What about Jonathan Keeble and Leighton Pugh ’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed Jonathan Keeble's performance so much I checked my audible library to see if I had unread books narrated by him.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I felt for the boys who walked out into the sea because they wanted to go home.

Any additional comments?

I was hoping to enjoy this book as a prelude to the film. I did, however I also enjoyed it as peice of non-fiction history. The author presented the subject very well and it's was wonderfully narrated. I feel educated on the subject and wish I could go visit Dunkirk itself. I also feel very greatful to a wide variety of people who sacrificed a great deal. As a reader of WW2 history it was nice to see so many little British successes.

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- Dallas Winston 9

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-06-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited