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Publisher's Summary

When was the last time someone around you brought up World War Two?
It’s a pretty popular war. Maybe you heard about it yesterday. Maybe last month. But it was probably recent. And when it came up, did you wish that you could be the one to casually drop a fact that would have everyone in the room going, “Wow, I never knew that!” 
With this audiobook, you can be that person. 
You can listen to it just a few minutes a day.
Chapters are bite-sized and easy-to-read, meant for normal people instead of war historians!
Each chapter ends with a bonus helping of trivia and some quick questions to test your knowledge. 
You’ll zoom through this book and be hungry for more. 
Get ready to impress your friends with your knowledge–not just of the main events of World War Two, but of all the gritty details and weird true facts. By the time you finish this book, you’ll have a fact for every occasion, from the first moment someone thought about having a Second World War, to the most recent blockbuster movies about it.
So get ready to meet characters from Adolf Hitler, rejected art student, to Jack Churchill, the broadsword-swinging male model. Find out why World War Two started in the first place, and why it’s never a good idea to invade Russia in winter. Learn why the United States was going to stay out of the war, how Canadians stole airplanes for the British, and what an orange soft drink has to do with the Nazis.
Some of the things you’re going to learn are sad. Some are scary. Some are sexy. And some are downright strange! It’s everything your history teacher never got around to telling you.
©2017 LAK Publishing (P)2017 LAK Publishing
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By Jay on 01-12-18

Great intro to WW2!

Would you consider the audio edition of The World War 2 Trivia Book: Interesting Stories and Random Facts from the Second World War to be better than the print version?

I would like to start off by saying I enjoyed the audiobook version of this. The chapters are short enough that for commuting it works very well. The only small gripe I have is the list of facts at the end of each chapter get monotonous to listen to.

And so on... The good news is that the lists only take a few minutes to go through.

What about Derek Newman’s performance did you like?

Clear tone that isn't monotonous. Great enunciation and diction. Excellent performance!

Any additional comments?

I feel like this is a great INTRODUCTION to a ton of great topics on the war!
Briefly mentioned are things like the night of the long knives, d-day, and Both the pacific and Italian campaigns. There are also mentions of other books, memoirs etc.
If you are interested in a possibly the best memoir of any grunt ever in any war I would recommend Eugene Sledge's With the Old Breed.....

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By Jess on 01-07-18


Nice overview of World War 2. Fun facts and details not so well known. Enjoyed from beginning to end and learned a few things too.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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