Kokoda (by Peter FitzSimons)

  • by Peter FitzSimons
  • Narrated by Lewis FitzGerald
  • 16 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened and just what our troops achieved. Now, best-selling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story for all Australians.
Conditions on the track were hellish - rain was constant, the terrain close to inhospitable, food and ammunition supplies were practically non-existent, and the men constantly battled malaria and dysentery, as well as the Japanese. Kokoda was a defining battle for Australia - a small force of young, ill-equipped Australians engaged a highly experienced and hitherto unstoppable Japanese force on a narrow, precarious jungle track - and defeated them.


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Would you listen to Kokoda (by Peter FitzSimons) again? Why?

An incredible tale of human endurance and fortitude

What other book might you compare Kokoda (by Peter FitzSimons) to, and why?

Torbruk was similarly inspiring. This writer rates equal to the other great military history writers such as Ambrose and Hastings

What about Lewis FitzGerald’s performance did you like?

Accent gave credence to the story

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Respect for all those who endured so many hardships and terrors to secure our future

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Completely captivated listened to this intensely whilst driving on holiday over 2 days.
Absorbed into the moment throughout and left at times as exhausted emotionally as those being spoken about. A great listen.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2011
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd