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If you could sum up Letters from a Lost Generation in three words, what would they be?
Gone too young.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Letters from a Lost Generation?
Each time Vera received a telegram you could just feel the pain.
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
I thought all the performances were wonderful. I especially enjoyed Jonathan Firth as Edward Brittain. He did a lovely job capturing the journey from idealism to fatalism.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Only their words were left behind.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
While nice to hear a throwback to an earlier time, the effort to localize it made it somewhat distracting, and the quality was low.
This is the story of the people in Vera Britain’s life who fought in the First World War, told through the letters they exchanged with Vera Britain and each other. Through the letters, we discover how the war changes the attitudes of the characters towards love and war.
The dramatization can be completed in 3 days. Go to the end of 1915 on the first day, the middle of 1917 on the second day, and the end on the third day.
My criticisms are that the sounds of war are too faint, and the readers sound older than the characters whose letters they are reading. None of this detracts from the bringing to life off the letters.
What did you like most about Letters from a Lost Generation?
Whilst heavily abridged from the original book this audible version is exceptionally well narrated. After becoming emotional over Testament of Youth this book, with the reading of their letters, brings home the horror of what Vera Brittain must of felt during that terrible war.