A bit dated. Some new facts have emerged since it was written but still a great book.
The fact that he knew most of the leading historical characters and lived in Nazi Germany and saw events personally gives it an edge over purely historical histories of the Third Reich.
Would recommend this without hesitation.
"Important History for Everyone"
I have listened to this book twice: once on its own, and once using Audible in conjunction with the hard copy book. I recommend the latter.
The final scenes of the Third Reich live with me to this day from the book. The fall and folly of the once mighty.
No. But after listening to him for over 60 hours reading this epic I feel I have known him for years!
This book is recommended reading for everyone. It leaves you thoughtful as you see similar scenes playing out across the world 70 years later. Why does the human race never learn lessons from history.
"The Ultimate Story of WW2"
This was a mammoth listen, with such great detail and clarity. Too much to absorb in one go, will replay again later in the year.
A history and an education, bringing together lots of different sources in one text, stating where others are conflicting
"Very informative and interesting"
Slow to start but detailed and full of pictorial language to set the scene and make you feel you are within the time
This was one of the most insightful and enjoyable reads i have had in a long time and also learning in the process.
cant think of any thing else as insightful and informative as this
learn our leason
An excellent audiobook, which I completed in just under a month. Grover Gardner's voice really adds to the content of the narrative. Aside from William L Shirer's outdated views on homosexuality, which are typical of his era, I have only praise for this audiobook.
"Great book but not if ur homosexual"
Great history book , good narrator but completely home phobic . He list home sexuals in the same category as a rapist , killers and perverts saying hitler would let anybody in his party. Maybe showing it age a bit on that front
"Brilliant book well read 😄"
Nothing to dislike enjoyed very much
From the beginning to the end I would recommend this book to history lovers .
"Superb reading of this classic history"
Never a dull moment or wasted word in this epic account. Fascinating political insights and actually very humourous details emerge in the narrative. All written and read with great finesse and humane detachment.