Aerospace engineer and web site developer
I never thought I would say this about a biography but there was almost too much detail at times to the point of losing interest. The first 4-5 chapters of the book were setting the scene of the 1800s and what people were doing, wearing, thinking, etc. And then Winston Churchill was born. It was almost too much to bear.
It's a great story but a tedious read at times. I highly recommend the audiobook as it will prevent you from re-reading the same line over and over when your mind wanders. The audiobook pushes through the muck.
It is nearly impossible to turn up the Volume loud enough to listen to - with even just an air conditioner on - without being deafened by the hissing treble of the actors enunciation. He's a great reader but audible app. Desperately needs a graphic equalizer!!
Yes, there is a lot of great history in the book
Winston had a magical life full of unbelieveable moments
Will listen again, get it, get it now! Use 1.25 speed for efficiency.. Bookmarked so many good quotes performed well by the narrator!
I was quite interested in the this book originally. There was a great leader that I wanted to know more about. I should have realized by the length of the book that it might require more patience than I was used to putting into a book.
This book did a great favor for me in that I now listed to audio books one chapter at a time. I'm currently listening to 25 or so books simultaneously on a loop. I finish one chapter and move on to the next book and so on. This lies me to finish 10 or so books every month.
The detail in this book as excruciating, down to seemingly every conversation Winston Churchill ever had with anyone. To make it worse, I found it terribly difficult to decipher large swaths of dialog because they were being read in a "Churchillian" voice.
Lots and lots and lots of info. Im glad that is over.
Fitness, Automotive, Tech, and Camera gear.
great content but audio sounds tinny from car speakers. great performance by narrator and characters
I am an avid reader and listener. I especially love imaginative fiction when I am "brain frazzled" from heavier stuff.
This is an enthralling story of the life and times of an incomparable human being. It is well worth the time.