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Author: Nevil Shute Narrator: Ian Stuart Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781461812333
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Life in the Corbett family turned upside down when the first German bombs struck their well-ordered street. But life goes on through fire and destruction, life and love rising from the rubble of London and “the Blitz.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Davechesney | 11/28/2010

    " Didn't realize until I had finished that Shute wrote this *before* the London Blitz. Amazing prescience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 5/22/2010

    " This was really moving and a really good way of looking at war. "

About the Author

Nevil Shute (1899–1960) was an English novelist who wrote twenty-three novels and aeronautical engineer who spent his later years in Australia. He used his full name, Nevil Shute Norway, in his engineering career, and Nevil Shute as his pen name to protect his engineering career from any potential negative publicity in connection with his novels. He is most well-known for his novels On the Beach, a novel about post–nuclear war which is taught in high schools around the country and which was twice made into a movie, and A Town Like Alice, which was filmed as well as serialized for Australian television and dramatized for BBC radio, winning a Sony Award in 1998.

About the Narrator

Ian Stuart was born in London, England. He was an actor, known for Rainbow Rabbit Reliant (2010), Anima (1998) and The Deadliest Season (1977). He was married to Alexandra O’Karma. He died on February 17, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.