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The Killing Ground

Narrated by: Joe Geoffrey
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"The battle of Falaise," wrote General Eisenhower in 1944, "will be the greatest killing-ground of the war." He was not far off the mark, for at Falaise the invasion ended and a new advance began that carried the Allied armies to Berlin.

Elleston Trevor depicts the men of a tank squadron as they cross the silent, darkened channel, storm the "invincible" coast, and sweep into Falaise. His book is a classic story of men at war.

©1969 Elleston Trevor (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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"The technical detail is unobtrusive, but convincingly adequate; the dialogue is sharply revealing of character; and the characters themselves are created with compassionate warmth." (The Times Literary Supplement)

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An emotional ride

Would you consider the audio edition of The Killing Ground to be better than the print version?

I think that they each have their strengths.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Killing Ground?

Memorable moments abound within the book. There are a number of vignettes that are very compelling.

Have you listened to any of Joe Geoffrey’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not heard any other of Mr Geoffrey's performances.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it is.

Any additional comments?

I'm not exactly sure why I enjoy this book so much. I had owned a paperback version since I was a teenager and come back to it every few years. I no longer have the physical copy so I decided to try that audio version and was not disappointed. Mr Geoffrey lends a warm, compassionate performance to a book that is very poignant at times. One criticism might be his German pronunciation however the passages in French were quite good.