Written by:
John Hersey
Narrated by:
George Guidall

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2011
5 hours 24 minutes
A journalistic masterpiece. John Hersey transports us back to the streets of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945-the day the city was destroyed by the first atomic bomb. Told through the memories of six survivors, Hiroshima is a timeless, powerful classic that will awaken your heart and your compassion. In this new edition, Hersey returns to Hiroshima to find the survivors-and to tell their fates in an eloquent and moving final chapter.
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war is cruel and we should be ashamed

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Philip H.

I recommend this book as required reading for high school and college students, as it provides first-hand accounts of what six people experienced in Hiroshima the day of the atomic bombing and followed their lives for the next year. A later chapter was added to update their lives 30-40 years later, which is included in this audiobook. I had always heard of this book, written in 1946, and knew the story was about the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima, but I thought it was a typical historical account. This book allows you to visualize and feel the emotions of the six people who experienced the horrors of a nuclear bomb and effectively makes the reader understand the importance of never allowing it to happen again. The book is short, well-written, and makes me wonder why it hasn't been required reading in schools.

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A must read for every human being.

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Paul T.

A truly eye opening book, through instant disaster, through overwhelming trauma, people stood up. They took charge to help their fellow citizens through one of our histories most tragic events the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki endured. A testament to the Japanese people.

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Dana B.

Interesting stuff, but it jumped around way too much for me.

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Francois S.

Very interesting and informative listen. To hear from the survivors of the A bomb

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Unreal stories

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Ily Lopez

Great voice to listen to, really keeps me interested! Amazing book!

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Chelsea Frantz

Very interesting! I had to read this for College History class.

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