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Kevin J. Newsome

Rocky Mount, NC | Listener Since 2008

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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
    (860)
    Performance
    (529)
    Story
    (531)

    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"
    "Never have so many owed so much to...The Last Lion"
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    Where does The Last Lion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is definitely the in the top ten, maybe top five!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the flow of the book, as it waxed and wained from the cultural background of the Victorian Age to the details of the Churchill life.


    What about Frederick Davidson’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Davidson's accents are quite good, and his timber remains fairly constant. His impersonation of Churchill, with his characteristic impediment, is very good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Man, The Myth, The Lion.


    Any additional comments?

    This a well-told biography for those who enjoy both storyline and historical fact. The pace is excellent; never did I feel bogged down. I use Audible as a hard educational entertainment tool in a low-light setting where physical reading in usually not practical. Finding entertaining history is sometimes difficult, as often it seems that textbooks are used. This author does well at both entertaining and informing at a pace and manner that doesn't sound like a graduate thesis.

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