Manchester tracks with new insights this complex, fascinating history, without ever losing sight of Churchill the man - a man whose vision was global and whose courage was boundless.
©1988 William Manchester; (P)1990 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"Manchester is not only a master of detail but also of 'the big picture'....I daresay most Americans reading The Last Lion will relish it immensely." (National Review)
"[Manchester] can claim the considerable achievement of having assembled enough powerful evidence to support Isaiah Berlin's judgment of Churchill as the largest human being of our time." (Alistair Cooke)
Manchester again succeeds in building a careful and painterly portrait of Churchill in the critical first 30 years of the 20th century. A must read in order to understand best his third and last volume on this incredible and complex statesman.
yes! for anyone who could appreciate good story-telling and good prose
1. a balanced mix of history and drama
2. Churchill's charm
I do not like the narrator's style..V1 and V3 are both good!
as a churchillian buff..I just listen to everything...had finished the book long before..just try ears
Extensive and detailed the Manchester volumes cover Winston Churchill with accuracy and you are left thinking that this could happen again
I am an avid reader and listener. I especially love imaginative fiction when I am "brain frazzled" from heavier stuff.
Highly engaging. This is a book to encourage and inspire as well as to educate. I hope that any person who wants to learn from history will listen.
Just a Reader
Absolutely -- An absolutely amazing story about an absolutely amazing man and the times in which he lived
Winston Churchill (duh!)
Winston Churchill (duh redux)
This is a must read for anyone interested in WWI, WII, or the British Empire generally.
The book is an outstanding account of Churchill in this period. The author has thoroughly researched his subject. As an American he is sometimes a bit out of touch with ordinary England of the period, but otherwise the picture is very complete. However the audible version is intolerable. The narrator is totally incompetent. Apparently he never listened to any of Churchill's recordings, or maybe he is so inept that he shouldn't have tried to imitate the master. I found it impossible to complete listening to this version. Audible needs to organise a new and much more competent narration of this important work.
Absolutely not. I will never again buy anything narrated by him.
This volume urgently needs a replacement narration.
The gentleman reading the book sounded just like Winston.
I got to share it on a trip with my brother and we both were glued to the story.
He was the best.
Yes but there was no sitting. I listened to the second book on a trip to Ga. and the third one entertained me while painting my laundry room. A great series that I am sure I will listen to again.
I will never listen to another book narrated by Richard Brown. After enjoying the 1st volume I was looking forward to a continuation of the next volume but I cannot stand listening to this narrator.
Bad quality audio and a truly awful narrator. The guy is effete, simpering and very annoying. Add low quality poorly digitized audio and it turns even a Churchill fan away.
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