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4 out of 5 stars
By Terry on 11-01-08


This is an excellent book very well written and narrated. Sebastian Faulks captures the atmosphere of the first world war trench warfare perfectly.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 10-06-08

Beautiful book

This is a beautiful book. The story is simple but haunting while the writers skill and devotion to his craft is evident in every sentence and phrase. I did not think this was 'my kind of book' - I was wrong.

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5 out of 5 stars
By William Smith on 11-02-17


Loved it...

Extremely powerful and, I daresay, important novel. Beautifully written and carefully performed. Excellent.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Bromide Badger on 12-20-15

A great book ruined..

This abridgement is awful. Despite Samuel West's excellent efforts, what is a very good book in print becomes a dull and uninspiring listen. Sam manages to bring something of the original to the last hour, but the previous 300 minutes are pretty tedious.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Karen on 10-20-14

If only it wasnt abridged

This is one of my favourite books of all time. A wonderful novel. After I finished this book for the first time, i ached for the characters i missed them so much. This would have been a five, but it is only an abridged version. Read the book and just get this to remind you how great this story is.................

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4 out of 5 stars
By Apollon on 10-22-10

A moving and Passionate book

Very well narrated. You will feel tears of joy, sadness and horror through this very well written book. I really enjoyed the way the author described feelings. Very moving. Metaphorically speaking: It felt to me like the forbidden love was being punished by the war that followed. Or perhaps the separation of that Love caused the war.
My only regret is that I did not purchased the unabridged version elsewhere. Audibly only had the abridge version.

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