Good book, great reader. There are a few inaccuracies, especially when dealing with subjects beyond the western front, but all in all a great introduction with a welcomed focus on the background of the conflict and some of it's central characters!
Excellent World War One history.. An important read for everyone to understand not only the war but the reasons why many other tragedies of the 20th and 21st centuries occurred. 10/10
Yes. Learned a ton about WW1. Great overview book.
Don't remember specifics, but do remember wanting to cry.
Yes, see above.
Great overview. Tragic war. Good book even if you don't already know a ton about WW1. Good performance.
I've never thought much about WWI, but having finished a book on the second war I dove into this one. Striking visuals and wonderful detail without getting mired down.
Unlikely. There seemed to be some illustrations that would have been extremely useful in understanding some of the descriptions of the movements of the various armies.
Emotion and inflection seemed to be mostly missing. The performance was more of a recital than anything else.
The "background" sections were the most interesting for me, as they brought a sense of humanity to the overall story.
Avid Listener of books at 1-1/2 times the normal speed. Trying to make up for all those boring high school teachers that could not reach me.
Listening to this book expanded my knowledge of the western world and its effects on humanity. Events of this war still impact us today. I have since read several books about world war l and have enjoyed every one of them. Thorough description of the August fervor for war and then the destruction that followed.
I couldn't make it through the book because of lack of social history and the perspective from the trenches. Body counts not enough to bring this war to full perspective. I happen to like Robin Sachs as a rather smokey reader of Jo Nesbo books but he might not have the staying power for a book this long.
Very good narrator and very clear explanations of complex issues. He breaks up the narration with BACKGROUND so that you never become overwhelmed with detail.
"Inferno" which is a history of WW2 by Max Hastings. They both bring CLARITY (but they don't simplfy) international relations and battles.
Yes I love his tone---a little sad at the immense tragedy of the war.
No---it's quite long.
He concludes with "but that is another story." I sorely hope he writes that story.
The narrator was fantastic for this book. It is a great history of the war. While potentially a little dry at times, it certainly delivers a complete story of a war that I only thought I knew a lot about!