Children of War

  • by Susan Goodman
  • Narrated by Anne Dover
  • 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The novelist Susan Goodman, herself a child of the Second World War, wanted to commemorate and celebrate the experiences of a special generation before they were lost to history. When she appealed for stories, she was overwhelmed by the response. This remarkable book is the result, a rich tapestry of the dramatic, amusing, poignant, and everyday during the 20th century's greatest conflict, through a child's eyes. Its compelling first-hand stories reflect not only British life in the towns, suburbs, and countryside, but also the experience of those who arrived as refugees. Matter-of-fact, nostalgic, fresh, funny, tragic, evocative: these voices form a narrative that brings back to life an era that shaped a generation.


What the Critics Say

"A remarkable book on childhood recollections of the Second World War." (Mail on Sunday)


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent Personal Perspectives

This book was very interesting to listen to because it let the reader get a feel for the war experience from the down to earth perspectives of ordinary citizens caught in the fray. For those of us who have only seen the battles on History Channel, it made it all seem more real. There is a lot to be learned from the experiences of others. I admire the attitude and perspective of those she interviewed. I would like to know more.
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- Sharon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-19-2006
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books