There was one chapter on cryptography and I found it fascinating...
It seems like an extremely long book when you first start, but it flies by like a good movie. I found this book enthralling.
This question is clearly meant for works of fiction. This is a book of history, not fiction. However, I think the author did manage to tell this important history in a very narrative and exciting way.
I have not.
History happens in the span of a minute.
Don't go through the whole book in one sitting. Split it up over a month or two, peppered with other works about WWII.
History, historical fiction and mysteries are my faves, but a fan of all genres.
Intersting not a dry account of facts and figures or a text book. Highly recommend.
This book is incredibly detailed and informative. Anyone interested in WW2 and German history will appreciate this book. My one complaint is that the book is dated and the author slightly too opinionated. He refers to the 'homosexual perverts' within the Nazi ranks. While there may have been homosexuals in the group, I don't appreciate homophobic and prejudice comments in the midst of otherwise informative writing. As always, critical reading/listening is a must.
Extensive history of Nazi Germany. The narration is excellent and the historical references really helped make it come alive.
This performance was different. The last one I listened to (North and South) had many characters that he able to develop. I still enjoyed it very much.
More about the facts leading up to the war and not the war.
Yes if I new what the book was about.
Great sounding voice.
No not my style.
Perhaps you could guess from the length of the book, it contains a lot of detail. For me, it got boring, it had too many names to keep up with, and I only got through about half of it.
I thought I would like this a little more. I like to watch documentaries about WWI and WWII, but this just doesn't seem to really get my attention. In addition it is really really long and at 15-30 minutes of listening each day it will take a really long time to cover this book.
I'm not sure. Perhaps a different subject matter would grab my interrest
performance was fine
The first hand account of the author when he was in Nazi Germany. I basically loved everything about the book. Excellent listen. I cannot recommend it enough. It goes into detail on things that need to be detailed but it talks about mostly everything that have to do with the Hitler's regime. At the end of the book, you will feel much more knowledgable about this dark period of humanity.
I did not listen his other performances before but this one was excellent.
Amazing, exciting, terrifying.
The most interesting part of the book was how exactly Hitler managed to start the war "peacefully". It started with absolutely no shots fired and Hitler taking control of its two closest and well defended neighbors through fictitious plebiscites in which Hitler was able to win public opinion through trickery. It's a very interesting and genius way to take control of a territory and come out looking like the savior. It draws VERY similar ties to the way Russia is dealing with Ukraine right now. It's very interesting how history truly does repeat itself.
The entire book was packed with great information on how Hitler came to power and how he very quickly overtook most of Europe. It was a little slow to get started with the war, but the first few chapters provide critical details and introduce characters which play a big role later in the book. If you've ever wondered how an evil, war mongering, heartless man can win over a nation, wonder no more. This book reveals all those secrets and more.
There is not a book I could more highly recommend for anyone interested in history, especially WWII.
Definitely. There's so much information that no one can absorb it all from listening to it once.
Well, it's non-fiction, but I would say the most colorful accounts are the secret German papers and the personal diaries that recount candid quotes of the real Adolf Hitler.
it is too long to do that
This is the definitive tome for this period in history. It can get very dry and tedious in parts but if you really want to learn more than what the history channel tells you about Nazi Germany, this is the book. You can learn everything of importance that happened, sometimes in great detail, sometimes in passing. But if you're like me and you think it is important to truly and deeply understand the "virus of national socialism" this book is very dependable. At times the author's bias and understandable moral stance seems a little too pervasive and the historical tone of the book veers of the road a little. It feels more like a 40's radio address in places (even American Propaganda), but this is understandable, given the author's personal experience with the Nazis. There is one frustrating part where the author refers to the gay members of the SA as "homosexual perverts". While these brutal Nazis may well have been perverts, it seems to imply they were perverts strictly on the basis of their being gay, which is definitely 20th prejudice. But these remarks are in passing and should not interrupt the listener's enjoyment and learning experience.
Definitely an important book on an important subject.