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Im Westen nichts Neues

Narrated by: August Diehl
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Classics, World Literature
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Getrieben von den Hetzreden ihres Lehrers Kantorek melden sich Paul Bäumer und seine Klassenkameraden freiwillig für den Kriegsdienst. In den Schützengräben der Westfront erleben sie hautnah und brutal die Sinnlosigkeit und das Grauen des Krieges.

Die Lesung von August Diehl öffnet uns Augen und Ohren, wenn sie ungekürzt und in bestechender Einfachheit alles einer Stimme überlässt - einzigartig ergreifend und immer wieder hochgelobt.

©2005 Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch Köln (P)2005 Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg/ Der Hörverlag

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Ungekürzt, erschütternd, absolut hörenswert!
-- Hörzu

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Im Westen nichts neues

Very well read. Ideal for learners of German. Can see why the Nazis banned it - it describes the conditions of war so accurately.

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Powerful, mesemerising

Having read this book ages ago, and now listening to it with August Diehl's excellent interpretation of the text, I am astounded at how the gripping this seminal text of 20th century literature is. Quite contrary to expectations this is one of the best purchases I have made and helps one to understand not only the First World War in all its horror, but helps one to understand the seismic events that have shaped our world today. Superb.

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  • Steve
  • 27-03-19

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Really good book, story, and opportunity to improve your German, if you're not a native speaker. Heartrending portrait of the physical and spiritual desolation of the Great War.