Thursday, December 20, 2018

[Audiobook Review] Christmas Eve, 1914 by Charles Olivier

audiobook review of Christmas Eve, 1914 by Charles Olivier

Christmas Eve, 1914 by Charles Olivier was an incredibly powerful listen about the WWI Christmas truce... What an absolutely amazing story! It was equally heartbreaking and uplifting.

My review for this one is going to be very quick. This is one that you really need to just give a listen yourself.

Let's dive in!

Christmas Eve, 1914 by Charles Olivier

This story was based around a letter that a soldier was writing to the mother of a fellow soldier who died in battle in 1914. As the story begins, this soldier is penning his letter, and then the tale switches off between flashbacks while they were in the war and the letter.

The full cast that narrated this tale included Damon Herriman, Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, James Scott, Lance Guest, Nate Jones, Cody Fern, John Beck, Gabe Greenspan, and Heiko Obermoeller.

The narration and acting by this full cast was so wonderful. Each of them did a great job and the emotions were so strong.

So take an amazing cast, and mix in many sounds like gunfire, explosions, stepping through water and many others; it all sounded very realistic.

Toward the end, I broke down and cried. But soon enough I was grinning along as the festivities during the Christmas ceasefire occurred. And then I was crying again...

What a powerful story! Go give this a listen ASAP if you can.

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  1. It sounds very uplifting! I'll definitely try see if the library has it, I know very little about the truce.

    1. I hope your library has it! If not, maybe you can ask them to add it to their collection! It's such a great listen!

  2. This sounds incredible! I love that there are so many narrators.