• A Bell for Adano

  • By: John Hersey
  • Narrated by: David Green
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This classic novel and winner of the Pulitzer Prize tells the story of an Italian-American major in World War II who wins the love and admiration of the local townspeople when he searches for a replacement for the 700-year-old town bell that had been melted down for bullets by the fascists. Although stituated during one of the most devastating experiences in human history, John Hersey's story speaks with unflinching patriotism and humanity.

©1944 John Hersey (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"A well-written, funny, and, at times, serious and deeply disturbing story . . . dogmatically recommended." (The New Yorker)

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  • Kirstiekirst
  • 07-02-21

Utterly charming

A heartwarming story, brilliantly narrated. Sweet like the caramelle given to the children of Adano by the American troops.