The Korean War

  • by Max Hastings
  • Narrated by Cameron Stewart
  • 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On 25 June, 1950, the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam.
Max Hastings drew on first-hand accounts of those who fought on both sides to produce this vivid and incisive reassessment of the Korean War, bringing the military and human dimensions into sharp focus. Critically acclaimed on publication, The Korean War remains the best narrative history of this conflict.


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Brings a true history to a war that is often over looked

Brings a true history to an otherwise forgotten war. The story keeps you engaged as it brings you through the years and battles that politics dictated instead of a goal to win the war.
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- rstone23

British interpretation of the war

Would you try another book from Max Hastings and/or Cameron Stewart?


What do you think your next listen will be?

Another history

What three words best describe Cameron Stewart’s performance?

Over the top politics from a British view point

Did The Korean War inspire you to do anything?

Get a better history with more about the people that fought and less British politics

Any additional comments?

Want to swap as I will never try to get through this boring book again/

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- Autoteacher "Sailorman"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios