albeit in a condensed form. I am a history buff born in central Europe but raised in the US. I thought I knew quite a bit about WW2 and the geographic region of my birth. Turns out I didn't nor did I appreciate what a difference the right man/woman in the right place at the right time can make. Winston Churchill was such a man. if not for Churchill we'd all be speaking German. and if only we'd listened to Churchill in the aftermath of WW2 we could have spared eastern and central Europe 40 plus years under the communist yoke.
Love history, love books. Love current events. Christian conservative. British history. Military history. Political history. Classic fiction.
This third volume of the 30 year project The Last Lion, originally by William Manchester, but this volume by Paul Reid, is magnificent. If possible, Reid has done even a better job than Manchester in summing up the great man. Every single literate person world should listen to this wonderful recording. Kiddos to the voice talent as well.
Absolutely. Well written, encompassing, great historical overview
I would have wanted to learn more about his relationship with his wife. The book doesn't really give us a sense of her
Persevere through the original reader ( a very short time) who, for this book, is surpassed by the magnificent reader, who quickly follows. His ability to quote complete with accents makes the book far more entertaining. It is an excellent t way to understand the background, personalities and decision making. The lesson: the importance of a leader and never give up
informative, balanced, critical.
The Passage of Power, by Robert A. Caro. Although contexts are different, Churchill and Johnson were both experiencing periods of political wilderness, needed to rise to incredible challenges, and succeeded where lesser mortals would have fallen short.
"These were his finest years."
The entire series as a listening experience suffers because narrators were different for each title. chafer was the least able to develop the distinctive Churchillian mannerisms of speech - the growl, the lisp etc. Although it is never easy for a second author to pick up from where the first left off, Reid clealry worked hard to carry out the task left to him by Manchester. Perhaps however - an epilogue could have been prepared, which summarised the complexities of Winston Churchill and brought up-to-date the status of the Churchill family. The book, (and consequently the series) ended abruptly and I was left feeling that perhaps there should have been more, just to round out the life and times of a truly remarkable man.
what a wonderful piece of writing.
more than 50 hours of spell binding written records of the later life of a visionary genius who was probably the greatest leader in the World in more than 100 years.
I love Audible but find it unconscionable that they won't up-grade to include the Cowon i9Plus as a compatible mp3 device.
Churchill, the Times, the Struggle to carry on after leaving office
BOTH OF THEM. No sense of story. Both read in monotones
Interested in all periods of Japanese history, especially, at least for now, the Pacific War.
Not sure I could say that, but this work was excellent in every way. Great writing, excellent top-notch narration, great subject matter!
WSC, of course
As a collective work, it was a great story.
It was hard to put down, but in one go, I would think that that would be rather impossible.
Be sure to put this on your “to read/listen to” list!
insightful and a pleasure to read .... A long and mearandering walk through WW2 and the larger than life personalities!!! A Good read!!!
I was thoroughly impressed by the detail, for a 50 hour book it is imminently readable throughout. the quotes are read with character