• by James A. Michener
  • Narrated by Larry McKeever
  • 30 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at times fiercely united, at others tragically divided. With an inspiring tradition of resistance to brutal invaders, from the barbarians to the Nazis, and a heritage of pride that burns through eras of romantic passion and courageous solidarity, their common story reaches a breathtaking culmination in the historic showdown between the ruthless Communists and rebellious farmers of the modern age. Like the heroic land that is its subject, Poland teems with vivid events, unforgettable characters, and the unfolding drama of an entire nation.


Audible Editor Reviews

"Stunning.... An unmatched overview of Polish history.... The families themselves come very much alive, and through them, Poland itself." (USA Today)


What the Critics Say

"Engrossing.... A page-turner in the grand Michener tradition." (The Washington Post)
"A Michener epic is far more than a bedtime reader, it's an experience. Poland is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country's tribulations." (Chicago Tribune)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Audible version mechanical; Characters dull

I originally read this book back in the 90's. It's a magnificent read and I couldn't wait to hear the audible version after all this time. However, the performance is lacking; too mechanical and dull. The characters have no life and the store overall is presented at a single tone, Disappointed in the performance not in the store or in Michener.
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- Ben


I was very glad I listened to the book, but I found it incredibly tedious. I learned more than I expected, but longer for an emotional connection.

Ultimately I couldn't put it down but listened to it on double time. And now I want to go to Poland by way of Vienna.
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- Bink

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio