I found this book incredibly interesting and cleared a lot of misconceptions I had with how this whole thing went down. I would highly recommend this book for anyone interested in getting details on what really happened and all the little details on what went wrong
I have been an armchair historian my entire adult life and have never before encountered a more complete and gripping account of Hitler's Germany. This work is profound.
The voice acting is top notch, kind of like a trustworthy newsman of a bygone era.
One was it's attention detail and tireless work to find the right information. Second was that the author gave it a personal touch by subtly giving his own thoughts and observations. It wasn't just a presentation of facts and documents. He was able to do this because he was there at the time and observed many of the ongoing events in person.
The most moving part was the stories of the Nazi atrocities that took place. I had no doubt that they occurred but wasn't aware of the extent and barbarity of the many of the actions.
I have listened to Grover Gardner before in "The Civil War" by Shelby Foote, yes all three editions. So when I saw he narrated this story I knew it would be good. He read it in such a way that I felt he was the author that wrote it.
If it wasn't 50 plus hours I might have. I listen to books on my commute to work and I always looked forward to listening to this each day. Even though I thought I knew the basics of this time period I certainly learned much more after listening to this.
Anyone seeking to understand Adolph Hitler, the Third Reich and World War II should read this.
Very compelling and we'll researched history. the fact that the author was a witness adds another compelling aspect to the story.
this is the grand daddy of them all. what a great book. grover gardner is the best
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Great book for any history fan. I wish it had been a must read while in high school as it was enlightening. Glad I listened to it now.
57 hours went really quick. Even though I knew how it ends I still was gripped to hear what was going to happen next.
This is a must read for anyone who wants to live free of the history that put us here. The in-depth understanding from a first person retelling of the rise and fall of Hitler and the third Reich is critical in understanding politics, international relations; social and personal relationships among world powers and how they relate today. This is my third "reading" (first listen)! Shirker is a great essayist on this, a most personal story.
This book will pull you into what really happened, it is very hard to put down, I fell asleep to it many times because I could not stop listening to it. I have read it from cover to cover at least 3 times now. This book is how I went to sleep every night when working in North East, Baffin Island and living in a tent for 8 months. If you like real true to life war stories then you must have this book.bi would have given it a 5 star rating but there is a section I just could not finish listening too, you will know it when you hear it as you may also not be able to listen to it as well.
Have seen documentaries on TV about Third Reich, but the level of details that are in this book...is simply astonishing, and cannot be covered by none
A definite read for history buffs.