So before I bought this book I was a little bit skeptical; the reason was because some of the reviews were negative. Some people thought the narration was bad while others thought the story moved much to quickly to follow. These people need to stick with their usual murder mysteries because I thought this was an incredible book with a lot to offer.
I am not usually interested in fiction, sticking mostly to my historical non-fiction and science literature; however, this story kept me on the edge of my seat. I recommend it for anyone of all ages.
This was a great introduction. I'll be practicing it more though before going onto the next lesson.
So this book actually got me back into Shakespeare. After reading the middle to modern English plays in high school I was a little hesitant in purchasing. I did though, and don't regret it one bit. My attention was kept through this audio book, the narrator is quite good. I recommend this.
If I could go back, I would have still purchased this audio book even though I gave it three stars. It's an awe inspiring story. The narration is good in parts, a little dry in others. I didn't read any intro's or listen to a sample before purchasing and was sort of expecting a historical non-fiction story, but it is in fact, a simple history text. Still worth it though!
I listened to this audio book while researching the first world war. It is probably the most complete compilation (at least in any readable or audible format) of the great war. The author is meticulous in his effort, paying special attention to the details. The book is even entertaining in parts - how often can you say that for a history book!
This is my all time favorite history course, in any genera! The professor is extremely knowledgeable and this course if just, well, 5 stars no matter how you put it. I am critical of many things, and I do not give high reviews lightly. It is earned. Excellent course.
So this is actually, the second half of the auto biography of Sir Winston Churchill. It's a good read, I'll recommend it. You get what you can expect from him, a semi biased personal account of the second world war and the events leading up to it. I really enjoyed reading history from this colorful author ;)
This is my second, all time favorite history course thus far. I have only been a patron of the Great Courses for about 7 or 8 months when my favorite podcaster mentioned they were now on Audible. I highly recommend this particular course. The professor is very good at what he does, captivating, interesting, and knowledgeable.
Be warned, the narration can be kind of dry in some parts; but stay focused, it is so worth it because this book is amazing. It really gives you a first hand account of what it was like to be in 1945 Berlin; It's rare to have such personal accounts of battle and I really would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in this type of history; especially those of you interested on the specific war between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
I bought this audio book with high hopes. I own the hard cover book and could never find the time to read it all, it's so huge! So I thought the audio would help. It's not really the narrators fault that I couldn't make it through the entire length; it's just that the material is so dry that even for a history fan I became disinterested fairly fast. Luckily, Audible has several other selections on the same material that are better suited and that I actually made it through :)
So I have been interested in Russian History since I was a boy; in particular into the assassination of the Tsar and his family in 1918. Massie does an amazing recount of the event, the investigation, and aftermath of this historically relevant time in history. If you're at all captivated by this subject than I strongly recommend it.
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