The Final Hour

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Andrew Klavan
Narrator: Joshua Swanson
Genres: Christianity, Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: February 2014
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 43 minutes
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At about ten o'clock on the evening of Tuesday, August 4, 1914, the Honourable Colonel Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia for Canada, climbed on a chair in the mess of the Governor General's Footguards in Ottawa and announced that Great Britain was at war with Germany. With this action, Canada went to war for the next 4 years. More than six hundred thousand Canadians were to take part in The Great War and more than sixty thousand of them would not return. All of them, the living and the dead, are to us now men of another age. What were they like? How did they go? In this gripping series of seventeen programs, you will hear the answers in their own voices. You will also hear first hand accounts of the famous battles like Vimy Ridge, the Somme, Arras, Amiens, Passchendaele and follow Canada's coming of age in the air, on land and in the sea. This series was originally broadcast on CBC radio in late 1964. This series is dedicated to the memory of the people that served Canada so bravely.

Author Details

Author Details

Klavan, Andrew

ANDREW KLAVAN is the author of the best-selling novels "True Crime, "filmed by Clint Eastwood, and "Don't Say a Word, " a film starring Michael Douglas. His work has been nominated for the Edgar Award five times and has won twice. He is a contributing editor at "City Journal" and his articles have appeared, among other places, in the "Wall Street Journal", the "New York Times, "and the "Los Angeles Times". He lives in Southern California with his wife Ellen. They have a daughter, Faith, and a son, Spencer.

Carley, Dave

Dave Carley is a Toronto based playwright, screenwriter, and editor. His plays have had over three hundred productions across Canada, the US, and in a dozen countries around the world. Dave has been playwright-in-residence at the Stratford Festival and the Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts. In 2000, he was presented with the Arthur Miller Playwriting Award.

MacFarlane, Glenda

Paul Dunn is the author of "Boys" and "High-Gravel-Blind", which opened the Studio Theatre at the Stratford Festival, and has been recorded as a radio drama for CBC. He has worked in theatres across the country as an actor and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Adam Pettle was born and raised in Toronto and returned home after two years of study in Montreal. His first play, "Therac 25", has received numerous productions across the country and is being adapted for CBC Radio. A graduate of the National Theatre School's playwriting programme, Adam was the playwright-in-reside