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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,478 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey M. Shaara, Jeff Shaara Narrator: Larry Pine Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The World War II Series Release Date:
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A modern master of the historical novel, Jeff Shaara has painted brilliant depictions of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War I. Now, The Rising Tide begins a staggering work of fiction bound to be a new generation’s most poignant chronicle of World War II.

Through unforgettable battle scenes in the unforgiving deserts of North Africa, into the “soft underbelly” of Hitler’s Fortress Europa, and as battles rage along the coasts of the Mediterranean, The Rising Tide is a vivid gallery of characters both immortal and unknown. From tank driver to paratrooper to the men who gave the commands, Shaara’s stirring portrayals bring the heroic and the tragic to life in brilliant detail.

A new level of accomplishment from this already acclaimed author, The Rising Tide will leave listeners eager for the next volume of this superb saga of the war that saved and changed the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is Jeff Shaara at his best, giving us another superb historically grounded novel of one of the most dramatic struggles of World War II.”

    George McGovern

  • “Shaara can certainly bring a scene to life. [His] nonfiction introduction…should be required reading for every middle school American history class. It is far better in its brief account…than most of today’s textbooks. A fascinating summary, and naturally, much more readable than textbook prose. Mr. Shaara is…giving the people what they want—and what they need.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “[A] wonderful first volume of a planned trilogy…Sprawling, masterful.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A page-turning introduction that will leave fans of first-rate military fiction awaiting the next installments.”


  • “This is the magnificent opening volume of a trilogy about World War II in Europe…Shaara says he does not write history. Instead, he enables readers to view history through the eyes of its participants…The technique is exciting and engrossing and gives a you-are-there feel to the enormous events being described. Even readers who think they know a lot about the great drama and tragedy that was World War II will be fascinated, while those knowing little or nothing of the war will find themselves educated and intrigued. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mitzi | 2/3/2014

    " I loved Gods and Generals--I even read a biography of Stonewall Jackson because Shaara made him so interesting. The civil war really came to life for me. But this one was only one step up from a history textbook. Most of the book takes place in board rooms with people discussing plans, who should command what. There is very little action and he doesn't follow one person long enough for us to care about any of them. He gets us interested in Rommel early on, then just drops him even though he appears later on the book. To give credit, I understand this part of WWII better, but it was hard to get through. I probably won't read any of the sequels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzy | 2/1/2014

    " Shaara has done it again - great read, very informative, etc. This book is about the beginning of America's involvement in WWII up to the invasion of Sicily. I know very little (or should I say, I don't remember) about this time in history, so I was on the edge of my seat for most of the book. Of course, I ultimately knew what was going to happen - but I didn't know "how". Shaara does a great job of making the "how" interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeff Boettcher | 1/28/2014

    " History is at it's best when it comes alive. In this book, Shaara brings the North African campaign of WWII vividly to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barbara | 1/25/2014

    " You have to have a keen interest in WWII to enjoy Shaara's books--half fiction half history! "

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