Christmas Eve, 1914

Christmas Eve, 1914 Review

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive. Beyond the exploding shells and artillery, the merciless freezing cold, extreme hunger, and crushing exhaustion, these young men - both British and German - discover a miracle of grace, as enemies becomes friends and an impossible Christmas finally arrives.

Written by Emmy Award winner Charles Olivier and produced by Dawn Prestwich (The Killing) to commemorate the Christmas Truce's centennial anniversary, this astonishing moment of peace in the midst of total war is brought to life as a vivid and immersive audiodrama, featuring a full-cast performance, elaborate sound design, and an original musical score. Listeners will also enjoy a classic Christmas carol, "Il Est Ne", performed by Tom Tom Club, at the conclusion of the story.

The full cast includes Damon Herriman, Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, James Scott, Lance Guest, Nate Jones, Cody Fern, John Beck, Gabe Greenspan, and Heiko Obermoeller.
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Title:Christmas Eve, 1914
Edition Language:English

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  • Diane S ?

    3.5 An audible original, one of two freebies a month, and a perfect reminder of the strength of Christmas and its memories. Men in dugouts, dirty, wet, filthy, lined up across a no mans land littered ...

  • Iris P

    Christmas Eve, 1914"Maybe war takes a holiday today"From the Audio drama Christmas Eve, 1914***********************************************Even if one accepts the notion that war is sometimes a necess...

  • Erin

    One of my Audible Originals for the month of December, this literary performance takes us back to that first Christmas during WWI. A veteran composes a letter to the mother of a solider that he has ne...

  • R * A Reader Obsessed *

    A fitting audio production that shows the spirit of Christmas can bring together enemies if for just one night, that war hasn’t defeated honor nor humanity despite how hard it tries....

  • Jennifer (Jen/The Tolkien Gal/??????)

    Review to come tonight. This was an enjoyable read with a solid cast of voice actors....

  • Corinna

    My eyes aren't sweating. Yours are. This was a moving Audible original, one of two free selections for December . The story begins as a letter being written to the mother of a deceased WWI soldier. Th...

  • Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks

    This audio performance is just stellar. It's done by a full cast and completely puts you right in the center of the story.The story is one that happened during WWI, when the Germans and Allies put dow...

  • BAM The Bibliomaniac

    Audiobook #235Don't mind me! I'm just going to be curled up over here in the corner with this box of Kleenex and my blanket...

  • Chris

    This Audible freebie is set during the Christmas Truce in WW I. It is rather powerful and wonderfully acted.BTW - Audible gives the bestest presents. (Yes, I know bestest isn't really a word, but when...

  • Karen?s Library

    This was one of those books that really touched my heart! I listened to this on Audible and it was performed by a full cast with all the sound effects including a beautiful Xmas song. Well done!...