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THE WAR An Intimate History, 1941-1945

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Ken Burns et al.

History • 9 hrs. • Abridged • © 2007

Producer and war documentarian Ken Burns reads it all, almost. He retains his famous “this happened to us” style of telling history by having three other voices, one of them Tom Hanks’s, read a few sentences about every half-hour. The result has more cohesion and flow than a production in which multiple narrators share the task as equals. Burns’s soft voice disappears into realistic images of flaming kamikaze planes diving into U.S. ships and the deaths on the Normandy beaches. His tempo may seem slow, but it yields perfect diction. The creators’ historical compression of WWII into nine hours of compelling audio meets Burns’s intention of educating younger minds in an engaging manner about the greatest war of the twentieth century. J.A.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, AudioFile Best Audiobook of 2007 © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 07/ JAN 08]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 978-0-7393-5728-6 $34.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4159-4525-4 $80.00 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4159-4311-3 $80.00 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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