The Quick and the Dead
- Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in the Great War
- Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
- Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-14-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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Against all the odds some stories ended happily - missing fathers did return, men thought to be dead returned from prisoner of war camps to a joyous reunion. For others the loss, while difficult to bear at the time, gave them an independence, drive, and ambition that ensured that their lives were successful and a fitting tribute to those who died. Very few people know that only the first minute's silence on Armistice Day is in memory of the dead of the Great War and all the subsequent wars. The second minute is for the living, the survivors of the war, and the wives and the children they left behind.
Through a unique collection of over 50 interviews, private diaries, and a remarkable collection of unpublished letters written by the soldiers to their families back home, The Quick and the Dead is a history of those who are commonly forgotten and neglected when the fallen are remembered on Armistice Day.
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By Steve Pennock on 01-07-15
How could the performance have been better?
The reader did that - he read the words, but there was nary a pause throughout the book, mushing together sentence after sentence, paragraph after paragraph. He plunged ahead as if there was an urgency to get to the end, with little inflection, so that there was no separation between thoughts and sections. And with such a poignant story, it took the life out of the book for me. I liked the book that was written but not the one that was read.
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