I learned a great deal about British politics and was very impressed with the amount of research that went into the book. The were lost of details and explanations from the author why he assumed certain things happened the way they did.
Some might say this is too long, but considering the topic I don;t think it could be much shorter. If you have the time and enjoy History, this is a great book.
Yes, I could never sit there and read through 56 hours.
Winston Churchill obviously.
No, but he is a fantastic narrator, he does accents and everything.
Not that sort of book, the whole thing was a great eye opener into high level politics.
You certainly get your moneys worth with this one.
A biogriphy is difficult to compare when it is about a persons life and no man have ever lived the same life.
Churchill himself due to the books caracter.
The narration in this book was fantastic, and the material -while very lengthy and sometimes a bit prosaic- was insightful and well-researched.
Great stuff about one of England’s most famous. It was a real pleasure reading another Churchill biography. And maybe that shouldn’t have not have surprised me. What else could be expected when an experienced, articulate politician writes about an experienced, articulate politican?
This book is long, but not too long. I enjoyed particularly the description of his early life. The writing is interesting, and it's read in a lively voice. But then, how could Churchill's life not be interesting.
Brilliant book that charts the life of a great statesman. The twist & turns, the near things, the web through which our history is created.
An exceptionally well written narrative of the life and policies of one of the most pivotal leaders of his era. A prolific writer as well as a great leader.
No doubt the late (Lord) Roy Jenkins' biography of Winston Churchill is a most enjoyable, detailed, and balanced account of WSC's extraordinary life. Not as exhaustive (perhaps exhausting) as Sir Martin Gilbert's official biography, it is nonetheless thorough and enlivened by the author's own long experience in British politics and government.
The narrator is clear and engaging; but was allowed to convey direct quotes by using different accents and tones of voice. When it comes to him reading WSC himself, it becomes annoying as the man's voice himself is so well known and his own recorded speeches so readily available.
On the whole, however, very well worth the listening!
My impression is that this book was written and narrated by British men for a British audience. Its overly prosaic style mirrors the Edwardian speech used by Churchill himself 100 years ago, but is no longer captivating, if it ever was. It reveals far more detail than this reader, at least, cared to know about Mr. Churchill's early life, ambitions and political manipulations. I gave up before completing even the first (of six) Audible sections. Sad to say, I will have to find a better book than this to satisfy my desire to learn more about one of the 20th Century's greatest figures.