Over the Top Audiobook, by Arthur Guy Empey Play Audiobook Sample

Over the Top Audiobook

Over the Top Audiobook, by Arthur Guy Empey Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481574051

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Longest Chapter Length:

77:01 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:38 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

14:28 minutes

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Publisher Description

In 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania was making its way from New York to Liverpool when it was sunk by a German U-boat, shocking the world with the massive death toll. Infuriated by the tragedy, Arthur Guy Empey, an American citizen, traveled to England to enlist in the Royal Fusiliers, as the United States had not yet entered the war. Over the Top tells the story of Empey’s experiences in a voice straight from the western front, causing listeners to feel as if they are right there in the trenches.

This book was the biggest bestseller of the war, with sales totaling a million copies. Perhaps one of its most entertaining features is the appendix entitled “Tommy’s Dictionary of the Trenches,” which defines slang and other terms used by British soldiers. The book remains a classic, the fascinating story of an American soldier fighting in the British Army.

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“A snappy autobiographical account of the New Jersey boy’s adventures with the British Army in France.”

— David M. Kennedy, in Over Here: The First World War and American Society 

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About Arthur Guy Empey

Arthur Guy Empey (1883–1963) was an American soldier who fought in the British Army during World War I. He was medically discharged after being wounded in action. He wrote Over the Top upon his return to the United States, and after selling more than a quarter of a million copies it was made into a feature film in 1918. Empey went on to become a screenwriter, actor, and movie producer.

About Joe Barrett

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.