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Download At Some Disputed Barricade: A World War One Novel #4 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (654 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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July 1917: Joseph Reavley, a chaplain, and his sister Judith, an ambulance driver, are bone-weary as they approach the fourth year of the conflict; the peace of the English countryside seems a world away.

On the Western Front, the Battle of Passchendaele has begun, and among the many fatalities from Joseph's regiment is the trusted commanding officer, who is replaced by a young major whose pompous incompetence virtually guarantees that many good soldiers will die needlessly.

But soon he, too, is dead - killed by his own men. Although Joseph would like to turn a blind eye, he knows that he must not. Judith, however, anguished at the prospect of courts-martial and executions for the 12 men arrested for the crime, has no such inhibitions and, risking her own life, helps all but one of the prisoners to escape.

Back in England, Joseph's and Judith's brother, Matthew, continues his desperate pursuit to unmask the sinister figure known as the Peacemaker - an obsessed genius who has committed murder and treason in an attempt to stop Britain from winning the war. As Matthew trails the Peacemaker, Joseph tracks his escaped comrades through Switzerland and into enemy territory. His search will lead to a reckoning pitting courage and honor against the blind machinery of military justice. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ange | 2/14/2014

    " This was actually an audio book. I was advised that Anne Perry's books in the WWI period weren't very good. So naturally I liked it very much. Yes, she again had a lot to say about the suffering of war--but she also gave you characters that worry about the moral questions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samira | 1/17/2014

    " Book 4 in a 5 book series about a family trying to uncover a traitor to the British empire during WWI. It is fun brain candy, but I had a hard time relating to the idealistic moral universe of the main characters. In addition, there are so many soldier characters that they are not as fleshed out as Perry's characters sometimes are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 1/15/2014

    " The series is well done, I hope she re-visits Joseph as a character at some point in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Andrews | 12/28/2013

    " The best book in the series, so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlene | 12/28/2013

    " Not so many novels move me to tears like this one. Brings out the anti-war hippie in me. I need a break after this emotional book. I'll read a fun mystery...an Amelia Peabody one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 12/24/2013

    " This is a sequel, read them in order. But a well written look at the complexity of war. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maryannfreesmith | 12/16/2013

    " Not very satisfying. Look up Anne Perry. She is an interesting person and LDS. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary G. | 12/15/2013

    " Anne Perry's WWI series got better and better. This book was one of the very best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 12/9/2013

    " Good Way to end this WWI family saga "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mommalibrarian | 12/4/2013

    " Fourth in the WWI series. Drama maintained until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 10/11/2013

    " The Red Baron shows up in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 9/26/2013

    " Book 4 of Perry's WWI saga. An interesting way to experience WWI, although by the end of the 5th book, the "mystery arc" and "bad guy revealed" was anti-climatic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roni | 9/18/2013

    " WWI mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice Talley | 8/11/2013

    " Book 4 in the series. Good story, excellent characterizations as in all of Anne Perry's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryann | 3/22/2013

    " Perry's WWI series is my favorite. The best writing in this book is when Perry explains why fighting is worthwhile even in a setting as gruesome as the trench warfare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie | 1/4/2013

    " Decent. Seemed to drag at the beginning and rush to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dimmy-jimmy | 12/26/2012

    " WW1, I LOVE IT. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanieboyle | 5/23/2012

    " Liked this book. It gave a good feel for life in the trenches in WWI "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K.M. Weiland | 5/13/2012

    " More tedious moralizing and repetitious narrative bog down the fourth installment in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose Ann | 10/18/2011

    " I have read a number of nonfiction books recently about WW II. This book is based in WW I and and Battle of the Bulge. The author did a good job on researching. The moral dilemma is resolved in the end in a twisted way, but I liked reading the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rhonda | 9/26/2011

    " This book was okay. It's part of a 5-book series and the action takes place in WWI. It's good enough to read some of the others but it is nothing like All Quiet On The Western Front, which may be my favorite book of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 2/3/2011

    " Though Monk and Charlotte Pitt are absent, their lives melt into the WW1 series. This(4th) would interest a war buff, more detail of blood and guts than I needed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 12/26/2010

    " Beautiful prose again, and deeply thought-provoking; so amazing how people can look at the same things and come away with such different ideas of what is right and what is wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 9/27/2010

    " I have read a number of nonfiction books recently about WW II. This book is based in WW I and and Battle of the Bulge. The author did a good job on researching. The moral dilemma is resolved in the end in a twisted way, but I liked reading the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rhonda | 10/26/2009

    " This book was okay. It's part of a 5-book series and the action takes place in WWI. It's good enough to read some of the others but it is nothing like All Quiet On The Western Front, which may be my favorite book of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michaelbatte | 5/25/2009

    " I was initially leary of Anne Perry's WW! novels, as this is not a historical time period which usually appeals to me. She draws you in by making you a part of the characters lives, and caring so much what happens to them - you just have to read the whole series.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie | 3/31/2009

    " 4th book in Perry's WWI series. I liked it. Liked the close look at personal values. What do I value? What would I do if in the character's position? I'm not sure my courage would have held up to the constant terrors of war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ange | 3/20/2009

    " This was actually an audio book. I was advised that Anne Perry's books in the WWI period weren't very good. So naturally I liked it very much. Yes, she again had a lot to say about the suffering of war--but she also gave you characters that worry about the moral questions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 1/31/2009

    " This is a series of about five books. I've missed a couple in the middle and probably won't go back to read them, but the background of both WWI and how society (particularly woman's place in society) was changing is really fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 1/10/2008

    " The fourth in Perry's WWI series, the Reavley siblings continue to search for The Peacemaker amid the carnage of the trenches. One really needs to read all 5 of the books in order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mommalibrarian | 1/7/2008

    " Fourth in the WWI series. Drama maintained until the end. "

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About the Author
Author Anne Perry

Anne Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of holiday novels, two acclaimed mystery series set in Victorian England, and a series set during World War I. She has also written several stand-alone novels and novellas, and her books have been finalists for the Agatha, Edgar, and Macavity awards. Born in London, she now lives in the Scottish highlands.

About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2012 was a winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.