No Man's Land


Read by Adrian Wilson

(4.1 stars; 5 reviews)

This book was written by a British Army officer and decorated Western Front veteran. Soldiers could not publish books using their real names, so newspaper magnate Lord Northcliffe christened McNeile, Sapper, to reflect his Royal Engineers background, under which pseudonym the book was published. McNeile also wrote the Bulldog Drummond spy/wartime adventures.

No Man's Land is made up of five parts: The Way To The Land is a preface to the rest of the book in which fictional character Clive Draycott travels in Europe prior to the outbreak of the war. Part II The Land consists of 8 stories detailing the day to day lives of soldiers in the trenches. Part III Seed Time is about a salesman turned soldier, and Part IV Harvest in which Sapper puts forward the theory that war is awful, and many suffer but those who survive it can be changed for the better. Themes of class, gender, history abound. - Summary by afinevoice with grateful thanks to M Porcius (7 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Preface 1:45 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part I. The Way To The Land - Sections i - xii 52:24 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part II. The Land - Section i. A Day Of Peace 52:04 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part II. The Land - Section ii. Over The Top 27:05 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part II. The Land - Section iii. The Man-Trap 40:17 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part II. The Land - Section iv. A Point Of Detail 37:24 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part II. The Land - Section v. My Lady Of The Jasmine 34:56 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part II. The Land - Section vi. Morphia 27:27 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part II. The Land - vii. Bendigo Jones - His Tree 29:22 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part II. The Land - viii. The Song Of The Bayonet 37:21 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part III. Seed Time - i. The Seed 17:18 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part III. Seed Time - ii. The First Lesson 11:58 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part III. Seed Time - iii. An Impersonal Demonstration 7:05 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part III. Seed Time - iv. Somewhat More Personal 7:09 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part III. Seed Time - v. A Project And Some Side-Issues 13:23 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part III. Seed Time - vi. The Second Lesson, And Some Further Side Issues 21:53 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part III. Seed Time - vii. The Third Lesson And A Digression 15:52 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part III. Seed Time - viii. The Third Lesson Is Learned 15:39 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part III. Seed Time - ix "And Other Fell On Good Ground" 2:16 Read by Adrian Wilson
Part IV. Harvest 12:18 Read by Adrian Wilson

Reviews


(4 stars)

a fine voice so it is thank you