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Ben

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  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume I: Visions of Glory 1874-1932

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By William Manchester
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (755)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (441)

    Winston Churchill is perhaps the most important political figure of the 20th century. His great oratory and leadership during the Second World War were only part of his huge breadth of experience and achievement. Studying his life is a fascinating way to imbibe the history of his era and gain insight into key events that have shaped our time.

    Wolfpacker says: "Superb - Review of Both Volume I & Volume II"
    "Briliant!!"
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    Where does The Last Lion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Tough call...but, the best I've invested in to date.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The sweep of History and geopolitics--an amazing story.


    Any additional comments?

    See more detailed comments in VOL 2 review.

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  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume II: Alone, 1932-1940

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By William Manchester
    • Narrated By Richard Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (476)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (275)

    This second volume in William Manchester's three-volume biography of Winston Churchill challenges the assumption that Churchill's finest hour was as a wartime leader. During the years 1932-1940, he was tested as few men are. Pursued by creditors (at one point he had to put up his home for sale), he remained solvent only by writing an extraordinary number of books and magazine articles.

    Andrew says: "Worth it"
    "The Missing Link..."
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    Would you listen to The Last Lion again? Why?

    No question, I would. A compelling story about the man who could arguably be the greatest statesman of the 20th Century. So much information demands another listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Churchill. Clever, funny, articulate, brilliant and a man who shaped the destiny of the world as we inherited it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The three volumes combine to just over 150 hours... so that wasn't an option.


    Any additional comments?

    A must listen...insignt gained will transform your understanding about the world as it unfolds before us in the "now." Churchill provides a link from the 19th Century to the 21st Century; this in turn produces a symmetry that produces an explosion in understanding of the world as we know it today.

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