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The Korean War

Written by: Max Hastings
Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
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On 25 June, 1950, the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam.

Max Hastings drew on first-hand accounts of those who fought on both sides to produce this vivid and incisive reassessment of the Korean War, bringing the military and human dimensions into sharp focus. Critically acclaimed on publication, The Korean War remains the best narrative history of this conflict.

©1987 Max Hastings (P)2014 Audible Studios
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Great story, narration meh

It started almost instantly to annoy me when the reader puts on accents for the different nationalities.. I get it, it helps differentiate but there something unexplainably annoying about a fake accent..

Anyways, still recommended

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Korean Calamity

It was a thought-provoking book about the Korean War from mostly the British perspective. It is an important world event between WW2 and Vietnam. It was scary to think how it could have evolved into a larger scale war with communist China. It is a must read to understand where things sit with respect to the orient today. The narrator is good but switching to a poor American accent when quoting Americans was not required.

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interesting military history from Korea

what I really enjoy about books especially the audible books is that the ability to listen at my own pace and your go back easy do re listen to certain section I learned a lot about the Korean War as a Canadian this book was more written about the Americans but it was pretty brutally honest that they had a lot of lessons that they needed to learn

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Great Book

This book is very informative. The way it talks on all the aspects of the war, from politics to combat and even from the eyes of the civilians. Good read

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Articulate and deeply informative.

I feel as though I may actually understand what happened in Korea now.... presses replay.

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