This is a book everyone should read but listening to it here is just as valuable and perhaps more doable when you want to bath in all the facts and thorough reporting.
My favorite genre is Mysteries. Thank you Audible for keeping me company on my commute, doing chores, etc. What a treat!
This is a thorough accounting of the start to finish of the war based on the factual evidence available at the time. It helped me understand the chronology of events, players, relationships between the nations involved and overall increased my interest in the subject. It can be a bit dry and a few sections seemed to bounce around (chronologically that is). But overall it's superb and I'm glad I invested the time.
Plotting to take over the world since 1969
Journalistic, opinionated, interesting
Yes, with some reservations.
Pacing, timbre and expression all excellent.
Authors somewhat dated homophobia occassionally jars, even to this (straight) listener.. Cant use the word "homosexual" witout adding the word "pervert" for instance . This is not the fault of the performer, who is excellent. Overall a good book, but needs to be read/listened to with the understanding of the times in which the writer lived.
This is no dispassionate history, and the writers (very understandable) distaste for the subjects of the book occassionally detracts from the narrative. However, it covers many of the events well, and is an interesting and well-researched insight from a person who personally experienced some of the events in Berlin first hand.
Thorough provocative heart wrenching account from an eye witness author and vast trove of captured documents. I strongly recommend it.
I have no idea what William Shirer actually sounded like, but he should have sounded like Grover Gardner. This is a down-to-earth history with a matter-of-fact narrator.
Last Man Standing
This is by far one of the best historical book I have ever read. Bravo to the writer and the narrator. We must never forget. Lots of the same mistakes are repeating it self, with the current fight against ISIS.