If you want a comprehensive narrative of the Nazi's you can't go far wrong with this book, it's long but worth it
"Thorough, compelling and dumbfounding."
This is a long account of a historic period and wont be for everyone but in terms of the non fiction in my library it is one of the best I've listened to so far. As WWII is one of my particular interests this work is a good single work covering a dumbfounding set of happenings.
The fact that it is drawn from actual captured Nazi documents rather than hearsay or dubious eye witness testament as a lot of other works in the 10 to 15 years post war make this an enduring and well documented account.
Not applicable as there are no characters to speak of but Grover does read this incredibly well and it is largely attributed to his oratory skill that the listener's interest is held.
A lesson in History
One of the best and most complete accounts of what and how Hitler came to power with enough background to the situations, politically and globally as they arise. My main tip for listening to this is that being fully awake helps and I particularly took more information in when I was driving but that was purely my own experience.
"A good read."
I have to admit that my first thought on completing this audio book was 'thank f**k for that'. At over 50 hours in length, even listening at 1.5 playback speed, it's, 'reading' this book took a long time.
This book excels as a potted history of the Third Reich. Long though the book is, don't expect detailed descriptions of the battles of WW2, many are covered in a few paragraphs or less. Still, it kept my attention all the way to the end, recommended even if you only ever read it once.
Narration was good.
....but worth every minute. It's the most comprehensive story of the 3rd Reich I've read.
"Outstanding and Essential"
One of the most important history books based upon captured documents written. The audible version is narrated with care and brings atmosphere to its content.
Never before has a book to moved me. Definitely a keeper to relisten to again - very large, very detailed, great narritive - same narrator as the Laws of Success I believe.
An epic piece of work. This audiobook gives a fantastic insight into how Hitler duped a whole nation.
A long book, but such a fascinating story, told in amazing detail. I admitedly did not know much about Hitler and world war II, but I certainly do no.
This recording is in the top three audio books i have
Shame about Grover Gardner's pronunciation of Moscow by the end of the book it was driving me nuts and is why I deducted 1 star for performance
Yes the passages about the concentration camps were both factual and moving
Brilliant do not be put off by the long length of this book
"Not to be forgotten"
There can be no greater horror than that of Nazis Germany, the words in this book tell that story.
Read and never forget.