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    • Stalingrad

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 100
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A mind blowing narrative

    • By Simon Hart on 18-07-2018

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Arnhem

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      5 out of 5 stars 37

    On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out onto his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration of paratroop power. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Book you will read on Market Garden

    • By Mick Rose on 18-11-2018

    Non-member price: $36.45

    • The Second World War

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 39 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 121

    A magisterial, single volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our foremost military historian. The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and yet events on opposite sides of the world had profound effects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Both comprehensive and interesting

    • By Neill on 17-05-2015

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • D-Day

    • The Battle for Normandy
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Listened to this while going to sleep

    • By James Barwell on 18-07-2018

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Paris After the Liberation

    • By: Artemis Cooper, Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Antony Beevor's Paris After Liberation: 1944-1949 is a remarkable historical account of the chaos and uncertainty that followed the liberation of Paris in August 1944. Postliberation Paris: an epoch charged with political and conflicting emotions. Liberation was greeted with joy but marked by recriminations and the trauma of purges. The feverish intellectual arguments of the young took place amidst the mundane reality of hunger and fuel shortages. This is a thrilling, unsurpassed account of the drama and upheaval of one of history's most fascinating eras.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Post war Paris made easy

    • By Mr Denis M McPhillips on 21-12-2018

    Non-member price: $36.45

    • The Battle for Spain

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    The civil war that tore Spain apart between 1936 and 1939 and attracted liberals and socialists from across the world to support the cause against Franco was one of the most hard-fought and bitterest conflicts of the 20th century: a war of atrocities and political genocide and a military testing ground before WWII for the Russians, Italians and Germans, whose Condor Legion so notoriously destroyed Guernica.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beevor's authority on war-history is unsurpassable

    • By Phillip on 19-12-2014

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • Berlin

    • The Downfall: 1945
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      5 out of 5 stars 38

    The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction. Over seven million fled westwards from the terror of the Red Army. Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellnt story i highly reccomend this story to al

    • By Pat Feige on 23-02-2019

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Ardennes 1944

    • Hitler's Last Gamble
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 60
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      5 out of 5 stars 59
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      5 out of 5 stars 59

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Ardennes 1944 by Antony Beever, read by Sean Barrett. On 16 December 1944, Hitler launched his last gamble in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes on the Belgian/German border. Although Hitler's generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Antony at his best

    • By Jan on 17-06-2015

    Non-member price: $37.47

    • Ardenneroffensiven

    • Hitlers sidste traek
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Jesper Bøllehuus
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Den 16. december 1944 satte Hitler sin sidste offensiv ind i Ardennernes sneklaedte skove og kløfter på graensen mellem Belgien og Tyskland. Han troede, at de tyske tropper kunne nå hele vejen til Antwerpen og dermed skyde en kile ind mellem de allierede. Hitlers egne generaler tvivlede på planens chance for succes. De yngre officerer derimod var parat til at kaempe, drevet af desperation efter at redde deres hjem og familier fra den haevntørstige Røde Haer, der naermede sig fra øst.

    Non-member price: $27.02