Between the Lines

Read by Delmar H Dolbier

(4.5 stars; 54 reviews)

This book, all of which has been written at the Front within sound of the German guns and for the most part within shell and rifle range, is an attempt to tell something of the manner of struggle that has gone on for months between the lines along the Western Front, and more especially of what lies behind and goes to the making of those curt and vague terms in the war communiqués. I think that our people at Home will be glad to know more, and ought to know more, of what these bald phrases may actually signify, when, in the other sense, we read 'between the lines.' (Summary by Boyd Cable) (5 hr 51 min)


Dedication & Foreword 2:20 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Advanced Trenches 13:33 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Shells 26:31 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Mine 40:12 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Artillery Support 24:52 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
"Nothing to Report" 37:27 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Promise of Spring 21:55 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Advance 22:51 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
A Convert to Conscription 29:58 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
"Business as Usual" 22:36 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
A Hymn of Hate 20:42 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Cost 30:18 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
A Smoker's Companion 14:37 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Job of the Am. Col. 23:09 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Signaller's Day 20:38 Read by Delmar H Dolbier


Reader was excellent yet sometimes difficult to understand

(5 stars)

very well read with all the character voices like a radio play

(5 stars)

Bravo the reader

(5 stars)

One of the great things about LibriVox is that it enables a talented reader to engage with a book and give a truly individual performance that brings the text alive and does honour to it. Delmar H Dolbier is one such reader and I salute him. He has the vocal polish and assured delivery of a professional, but the wholehearted commitment of an amateur in the best sense. This is no mediocre, measured account that 'lets the words speak for themselves' - what a daft meaningless phrase, forsooth! His is a full-throated realisation of a text that documents the blood and guts of human experience. Again bravo!

well read, good stories of life in the ww1 trenches

(4.5 stars)

Although from a distinctly English point of view, these are some interesting stories of life in WWI. It is a collection of short stories from different combatants in a variety of positions. I found them enjoyable and they seemed true-to-life from my limited knowledge. The readers' accents add an enjoyable aspect to this well-read book. As another person has mentioned, once in a while (rarely) the accent is so heavy it can be difficult to understand, but i think it adds authenticity and you have a rewind button.

(5 stars)

The author has written a great book, the narrator has put 100% of effort into it. For me though I think I would have preferred it if he had used his own voice and accent, I would have been able to concentrate more on the actual story. But by saying that I do not wish to take away any credit to him for his great performance.

(1 stars)

An American over exaggerating all the British accents he made the men sound like street urchins in a Charles Dickens play, pretty unbearable, another good book rendered there are lots of extremely good American readers but not in this case

Awesome Reader!!!!

(5 stars)

The reader was awesome! Fantastic job putting life to the words and voices to the names. Very well done, wishing I could give 6 stars!


(5 stars)

more than a reader. a true performer. fantastic telling of great stories.