• by Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by Peter Noble
  • 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Stalingrad by Antony Beevor, read by Peter Nobel.
Antony Beevor's Stalingrad is a harrowing look at one of history's darkest moments.
In October 1942, a panzer officer wrote, 'Stalingrad is no longer a town.... Animals flee this hell; the hardest stones cannot bear it for long; only men endure.'
The battle for Stalingrad became the focus of Hitler and Stalin's determination to win the gruesome, vicious war on the eastern front. The citizens of Stalingrad endured unimaginable hardship; the battle, with fierce hand-to-hand fighting in each room of each building, was brutally destructive to both armies. But the eventual victory of the Red Army, and the failure of Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, was the first defeat of Hitler's territorial ambitions in Europe and the start of his decline.
Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees Award. His books have sold nearly four million copies.


What the Critics Say

"A brilliantly researched tour de force of military history." (Sarah Bradford, The Times)
"An extraordinary story of tactical genius, civilian bravery, obsession, carnage and the nature of war itself, Stalingrad will act as a testament to the vital role of the soviet war effort. A superb re-telling. Beevor combines a soldier's understanding of war's realities with the narrative techniques of a novelist.... This is a book that lets the reader look into the face of battle." (Orlando Figes, Sunday Telegraph)


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Simply the best

A long, detailed and intricate history of the battle of Stalingrad. Put simply, this is probably the best book ever written about WW2. I read the book many years ago and was interested to see how the audio book compared. Thanks to the excellent narration, it is still the best out there. I would guess that anyone interested in WW2 has already heard this, but if you haven't, get it today. You won't regret it.
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- Dave

very good

I need to listen again to the detailed audio but found it very interesting and informative. well written and read. recommended
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- C. Hamilton-welsh

Book Details

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