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The splendid and the vile / Erik Larson.

Larson, Erik, 1954- (author,, narrator.). Lee, John Rafter, (narrator.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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2 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 921 CHU (Text) 33500013222351 Main Checked out 07/31/2020
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 921 CHU (Text) 33500013222369 Main Checked out 08/26/2020
Roseau Public Library BOOK-ON-CD 921 CHU (Text) 35500006340119 Main In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593167168
  • ISBN: 0593167163
  • Physical Description: 14 audio discs (18 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House, Inc., [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by John Lee with a note read by the author.
Summary, etc.:
A saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    *Starred Review* Larson's latest best seller covers just one year—May 10, 1940 to May 10, 1941—but what a momentous year that was, especially for new Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the British people. Having invaded Poland, the Benelux countries, Norway, and France, the Germans clearly set their sights on Britain, and an invasion, preceded by the Blitz designed to weaken the will of the British people, seemed imminent. This is not a definitive history of that year but an account rich in personalities and events, with many unfamiliar and sometimes quirky facts offering insights into characters and actions. In addition to reporting on argumentative meetings, disasters, and near disasters, narrator Lee delights in sharing intimate details of life with Churchill from the prime minister's elegant if gaudy dressing gowns to his relationships with family, staff, and foreign dignitaries. He accurately captures characters and their personalities including Churchill and his circle in appropriately plummy British accents, the myriad foreign dignitaries with slight French and American accents, and the enemy—Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, and Rudolf Hess—in lightly accented German voices. Personal diaries, intelligence reports, and declassified files provide fodder for the vivid descriptions and inspirational examples of the British spirit. This splendid combination of Larson's expert storytelling and Lee's expressive reading makes for an unforgettable listening experience. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Erik Larson is the author of five national bestsellers: Dead Wake, In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac&;s Storm, which have collectively sold more than nine million copies. His books have been published in nearly twenty countries.

Subject: Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Prime ministers > Great Britain > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 > Social aspects > Great Britain.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Military campaigns.
Prime ministers.
Social aspects.
Great Britain.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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