Churchill seems to be candid and honest about his war years.
Churchill's discussion about the aftermath of the abandoning of France. This was not a decision taken lightly. It's easy to see that these events bothered Churchill even years after the war....perhaps more than at the time. This was not the punchline to a joke and we can only be thankful that our country is across the Atlantic Ocean. We waited until the last moment before helping and of course Pearl Harbor before engaging the enemy.
Listening to Rodska seems to be listening to Churchill. The same voice.
There is a lot of activity in this book. I will certainly re-listen to it perhaps a number of times
I will be buying all of the volumns in this history.
Military history, Contemporary sci-fi/fantasy, Classics and Sport biographies ... in that order!
This book is even better than the first in the series! The first book focused mainly on political strife and diplomatic exchanges. Book 2 is war from start to finish, leading us through France's collapse to the invasion of Russia, with gripping details outlining each decision Churchill made. Yet again, cant wait to read the next book in the series!
Christian Rodska is great as Winston Churchill
Churchill does it again in book 2. I'd like to hear a German's, view but he seems to present a fairly balanced account, giving praise where appropriate and acknowledging failures, as well. I never really thought much about Churchill before reading these books, but I am now infatuated with him. He's one of the top 10 people in history I wish I could meet. His strategy and tactics with the Battle of Britain may have saved the country and democracy for the world.
I'm just this guy, y'know?
...if your grandfather was Winston Churchill and he was telling you the story of his life, which included leading the largest empire in the world through the pivotal events of the last hundred years.
I found this audio book captivating, interesting and highly educational
Even though World War II was over 50 years ago, it still holds many lessons for today
I recommend it.
My reviews are always pending.
Please be aware that I pretty much read this book straight through. So, I'm a bit tired of listening to Churchill. I really couldn't stopped listening because it's from first hand from Churchill and the way he wrote this series is pure genus because there is a lot of details, but not so much that you will get overwhelm. I'm looking forward at completing the series. .
Harry Turtledove fan
The 6 volume history of Churchill requires a narrator who can present the tension, sadness, interest and frustration the author felt during those tumultuous days.
Christian Rodska Brings it out very well.
I give the author himself only 3 points because:
1) Self-propaganda. Churchill's self promotion makes Kim Kardashian blush.
2) Forgets to include the India's contribution to the war: Over 10 million Indians died in WW2 in India, due to forced starvation by Churchill who shipped off food stuffs to feed his Empire. When asked, his cold reply was "Is Gandhi still alive?"
3) Winners write histories: Hitler was neither a madman nor a megalomaniac as portrayed. If he was a bumbling fool, how did he outwit so many nations and almost USSR to its knees? Why did German people support him even in 1945? Fear? Not likely.