The Road Back: A Novel

Written by:
Erich Maria Remarque
Narrated by:
Graham Halstead

Unabridged Audiobook

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2
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Release Date
November 2018
Duration
11 hours 8 minutes
Summary
The sequel to the masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front, The Road Back is a classic novel of the slow return of peace to Europe in the years following World War I. After four grueling years, the Great War has finally ended. Now Ernst and the few men left from his company cannot help wondering what will become of them. The town they departed as eager young men seems colder, their homes smaller, the reasons their comrades had to die even more inexplicable. For Ernst and his friends, the road back to peace is more treacherous than they ever imagined. Suffering food shortages, political unrest, and a broken heart, Ernst undergoes a crisis that teaches him what there is to live for-and what he has that no one can ever take away. 'The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.'-The New York Times Book Review
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Dio F.

Very familiar with the classic All Quiet on the Western Front, this follow on work is beautifully written, powerfully descriptive and very well narrated. More then one hundred years separates the World War One participants from those returning military today but the extreme difficulty in re-adjusting to civilian life, the sense of futility and questions about sacrifice are still the same. If you know a prior service individual having difficulty post military especially with regard to PTSD this book is strongly suggested reading. F. Scott Fitzgerald used the term, "The Lost Generation," this book will explain that meaning.

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