yes yes yes
Again I was looking forward to a great listen but somehow I can not understand the narration. I have History of the World by Davidson and liked it quite well. But...
Although this book would probably be really great to read, there is too much detail to absorb in audio format. It is too difficult to catch all the interesting facts, and when listening to audio you can't take a second to reflect on anything, or else you start missing the following passages.
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Terrific book the reader makes it so much better than a read. I strongly dislike Vol 2 because of the reader.
Verbose, pompous, tedious. I quit at the 5 hr mark. The book is more about the times and culture of 19th century Victorian England and has little to nothing about Churchill. This is more a sociology book than a biography.
This book is very interesting and does not only deal with WSC but it gives flavor to the era as well as giving the background of family members, friends and the like.
Not only an incredibly well written biography done by a biographic wizard, but narration that brings this very long story alive. Short of hearing Churchill tell his own story, I can't imagine a better job.
We need more inspirational books like this to remind us of the struggles that are required to stay free in a world that is dangerous and full of those who would rule us as dictators. History in the name of a person - that's what this book is about. Good. Much better read than a romance novel! My opinion, of course.
What possessed me to get this book? Manchester goes on and on about every detail of each year. The music, the people, who invented what, and blah, blah, blah of every moment in Churchills world. Too much info. And 5 parts later we are only in 1932. I lasted til the 4th part but it isn't worth it.