Probably one of my favorite audiobook, covering a very interesting time. Robin Sachs does an excellent job narrating. If you're just getting into WW1 history, this is a great place to start.
I found this book a great introduction to learn about WW1, I recommend this highly to any one wanting a general overview of the war and the many aspects in it. Great narration, was very enjoyable to listen to.
good for a nonfiction book
N/A It was WWI, everyone lost
He brings the gravity and depressing quality that WWI unfortunately deserves
It just made me sad because millions of soldiers died for absolutely no gain
I didn't know much about WWI other than it was pointless and caused WWII. No I know how pointless it was.
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.
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.