A Storm in Flanders

  • by Winston Groom
  • Narrated by David Baker
  • 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Storm in Flanders is novelist and prizewinning historian Winston Groom's gripping history of the four-year battle for Ypres in Belgian Flanders, the pivotal engagement of World War I that would forever change the way the world fought - and thought about - war. This is Groom's account of what would become the most dreaded place on Earth.
In 1914, Germany launched an invasion of France through neutral Belgium - and brought the wrath of the world upon itself. Ypres became a place of horror, heroism, and terrifying new tactics and technologies: poison gas, tanks, mines, air strikes, and the unspeakable misery of trench warfare. Drawing on the journals of the men and women who were there, Winston Groom has penned a breathtaking drama of politics, strategy, and the human heart.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great book poorly read

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The written version deserves to be read. The spoken version is not worth the cost.


Any additional comments?

Mr Baker clearly has no idea how to pronounce many of the locations and persons involved in the book.

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- T. Smith

A very interesting story well researched

Where does A Storm in Flanders rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the genre of history it was about average.


What was one of the most memorable moments of A Storm in Flanders?

Not one moment stands out; it was overall enjoyable.


Which character – as performed by David Baker – was your favorite?

There weren't a lot of characters, so not really a relevant question.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. History needs to be taken in small doses.


Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book and learned a lot about WWI that I didn't know.

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- Tally D Lykins

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-16-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios