50yrs old / audible member for 5 yrs library. 75% nonfiction, 15% classics and 10% fiction. History/Science/biography/Eng.18th cent fiction
If youve never read Churchill before, prepare yourself for one of the most original and immensely talented award winning writers ever. This is his utterly fascinating and insightful account of ww2. A must read as far as Im concerned. Dont let the length of this series deter you, You wont be able to put it down. This book so impressed me that I went on to read almost everything else he wrote and from there I came across " the last lion" by William Manchester - The greatest Churchill biography (as far as Im concerned) which also resides at the pinnical of my all time favorite books
I would most recently recommend it.
I liked the insight, the vocabulary, the choice of words and overall filter of the narrator, who of course is Winston Churchil!
The voice of the narrator is GREAT! It's like hearing Winston Churchil reading his book to you!
Strongest reality wins!
I listen to it again and again. It's just kind of puts me on right mindset!
Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
Can't get over this narrator! He manages to sound much like Churchill without doing a stagey impersonation. Just marvelous!
This is, of course, a history with a particular point of view. But whose point of view about WWII could be more relevant than Churchill's? He's a great writer, and the sense of immediacy is compelling. I dare anyone to read just one volume of his WWII history -- Audible wisely put this first volume on sale and thus made me buy all the others!
Experience Churchill's view of WWII by listening to this history -- it's a wonderful ride.
I found this by accident and boy am I glad I did. This is such a deep and well written book. The narrator is terrific. Churchill goes into all the backdealing and intrigue that led up to what he called the Unnecessary War. I will get the other books next.
yes. if you like history, if you like great historical figures, you must absorb this work.
William Manchester books. both are history well told. the difference is the perspective. Manchester reports on historical figures lives in an interesting and captivating way. Churchill tells it himself. Both great.
really? i thought it was Chruchill himself.
that would be stretching it a bit.
I'm just this guy, y'know?
This is a fascinating history. With the war drums beating, you get to watch the Allies stumbling around trying to avoid war and dropping the ball again and again - again. Being told in the first person and narrated by a guy who sounds (to my naive ears) a lot like Churchill, it is a compelling narrative.
Churchill's view is perforce biased, but it is explicit, analytical, even at times self-deprecating. This title goes on sale every so often, and is an excellent buy.
Looking back to 1930 we might think that it was such a long time ago and something like that would never happen , that we would never allow Hitler to" arm him self up to his teeth" and let him start imperial politics, , people have a funny way of self explaining obvious things ! this book will show you the prelude to WW II from a Sir Winston Churchill point of view !
good book if you like WW II History a must read after this one would be " Blood Lands " by Snyder
Many years ago I read the six volume series from which this four volume series was derived. I had forgotten how wonderful Sir Winston’s writing is. There are many great and classic books on WWII but this should be at the top of anyone’s list that has an interest in the event. Also, the reader is superb.