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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (22,968 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sebastian Faulks Narrator: Samuel West Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set before and during the Great War, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. His life goes through a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives to the unprecedented experience of the war itself. 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 by Elena | 2/19/2014

    " Wow. Chiarascuro in a book. Light and extreme darkness and how it comes together. Beautiful, sensual writing, what a story! I perhaps would have preferred it to not have the more modern part at the end with the granddaughter, but I'm so glad it was part of a chronology and not used as a frame to the telling of the story. In a way, the three parts of the book are more like a sermon than a story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sara Daniels | 2/18/2014

    " Intense and vivid, shifts from the first part pre-war brilliant moments of personal experience to a sort of distance from experience mid-war. Interesting but not his best, which I would definitely say is either Charlotte Grey or The Girl at Lion D'Or. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Adil | 1/17/2014

    " Not sure I've read a better novel than this. The first 100 pages are completely absorbing. Top drawer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kateandthegirlz | 1/17/2014

    " So so sad and beautiful. Read it and be outraged about the absolute futility of war (see Unbroken for a continuance of this theme too) but then amazed about the resilience of the human spirit. Fantastic book. "

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