I was hoping to hear a book on Churchill's ideas. But this book goes on explaining the useless details of his personal life.
I would not look for a book with Richard Brown as narrator, at least as far as Churchill is concerned. In the first volume, Frederick Davidson is masterful. He not only perfectly executes Churchill's unique accent, but also those of the other leading figures of the volume. Brown, by comparison, has not bothered to research or can not mimic Churchill's voice, so the quotes are flat and without Churchill's unique wit and humor.
Choice of a better narrator. See above.
Based on the reviews I read about the narration, I was hesitant to listen to this book. I gave it a chance and was glad I did. It took a bit to get use to the narrator, since I had just completed part one. Nonetheless, this was brief and I quickly became engrossed in this outstandingly written biography. If you've listened to book one and want to continue the story, don't hesitate to get this audiobook.
The writing of Mr Manchester
Volume ! and Volume 3
The narration was terrible. especially compared with the narration of VOL 1 and 3. He did not sound at all like Churchill.
"The war and carnage that never had to be!"
I almost stopped listening as it became too difficult to put up with the terrible narration.
But it truly did feel like a great loss to have such a tremendous work and man represented so poorly. For a long time I thought the narrator was intentionally mocking Churchill. Thankfully, by the very end I was able to fully tune out the tone and focus on the riveting prose.
Even though a lot of people complained about a different narrator of this book compared to the previous, I personally found that this narration is just as good or possibly even better than in the first book. This book is a must listen. It's a perfect account of Churchill's personality and the environment that lead him to make the hard decisions. I found myself disgusted with how shortsighted Chamberlain was and the parliamentary interplay of values, intrigues and power was extremely fascinating. As I said a must listen.
really great to hear about underlying narrative to one of world's greatest heroes. sadly, civilization will probably continue to not listen to good council until it's too late.
This book is excellent if you want to learn more about the years leading up to WWII and the key figure of the British during that time, Winston Churchill.