Churchill: A Life follows Winston Churchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. Here, the drama and excitement of his story are ever-present. Martin Gilbert gives us a vivid portrait, using Churchill's most personal letters and the recollections of his contemporaries, both friends and enemies, to go behind the scenes of some of the stormiest and most fascinating political events of our time.
Part 2 takes us from the end of the First World War to Churchill’s death in 1965. Christian Rodska reads the second part of Martin Gilbert’s epic, definitive biography of Winston Churchill.
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Long story short, Sir Martin Gilbert is the gold standard when it comes to Churchill biographies. For being dubbed, "The Official Churchill Biographer," he is incredibly fair and even in his portrayal of the man. Whilst presenting the complexities of his character and the times he lived, it brings forth a truly human picture. Yet also managing to uphold the most important duty of any historian, analyzing history within the context that it occurred.
Christian Rodska, as usual, is masterful. There is no audiobook written or regarding Winston Churchill that is complete without Rodska's singular contribution.
I was born two years before WW2 commenced. Churchill's story has given me a comprehensive view of all the snippets I have gleaned in nearly seventy nine years of life. It underlines so much of a perspective that I would wish to bequeath to my grandchildren and their contemporaries. Christian Rodska's use of voices and accents gives remarkable clarity and life to the the persons described and the sources quoted by the author. Churchill's statesmanship could provide a great example and antidote to the shallow and selfish politics of today.
Superb narrator. Exciting and energetic narrative. Account of Churchill politically illuminating but some lack of complexity in regard to components of his personality and the historical events to which he devoted himself.
Like the first book in this series part 2 was a really enjoyable and enlightening book. Once again it was probably a little slanted towards Churchill and showed very few of his faults.
It also covered everything after the end of WW2 quite quickly, despite Churchill being opposition leader for some time and then Prime Minister again.
Overall a really good listen
"What a book"
Fantastic insight into a fantastic man who changed the world forever. Superb superb superb. Buy it.
"Outstanding - Brings Churchill to life."
Fascinating life, I would definitely recommend it.
Christian Rodska is uncanny in the way he portrays Churchill.
I felt it difficult to put down, but looked forward to every new sitting.
A very good read showing how Churchhill's life developed, culminating in his leadership throughout World War II.
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