The unflinching portrait of WSC, in all of his complex, and often contradictory, human extra-ordinariness, is carried on in this volume as masterfully as it was in Vols. I and II. What makes this one so much more enjoyable is the almost minute-by-minute depiction of life in England, among the people and the government, and in the Western World during WWII. It is a triumph of biography that the author, while obviously in awe of Churchill and the "great man" he was -- or that he became in these circumstances -- does not gloss over his subject's faults, errors and shortcomings, making a fascinating and realistic work and a totally enjoyable listen. At 50+ hours it is a monumental undertaking, but never a wasted moment!
It may be that Dr. Haidt has some interesting insights and novel perspectives on morality, opinion formation and personal choice, but (having listened to this for three or four hours,) I'd have a very hard time telling anybody what they are. The thought process is circuitous and jumbled, the narration seems to emphasize the confusion, and what seem to be rather simple and straightforward conclusions are supported by a maze of incomprehensible procedures and reasoning. Any audiobook that requires graphs and diagrams should have a major disclaimer notice on the order page. I want my credit back.
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