With absorbing detail about the secret world of agents and double-agents, this groundbreaking work traces Churchill's connections with that world, from his days as a member of the Cabinet that established the Secret Service to the war years, when his extensive intelligence network provided him with superior information. What results is a major contribution to the study of modern and military history and a crucial missing key to understanding Churchill himself.
©1997 David Stafford; (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"A first-rate and, what is more remarkable, an original contribution to Churchilliana, of sure interest to students of Churchill, modern history, or military intelligence." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Starting off as the standard BBC announcer, narrator Frederick Davidson cranks up for the stirring speeches and dips the pithy observations in venom or bile. This reading is superb." (AudioFile)
"Stafford's narrative is concise, easy to follow, and often exciting. Lovers of spy novels should get particular enjoyment from the fine examination of the genuine article." (Booklist)
Frederick Davidson is a GREAT narrator...I seek him out. It is a shameful, narrow provincial 'Americanism' which I think motivates the complaints...how absurd! But by all means, listen to the preview!!
A transplanted Englishman, I spend my time on biography, history and military books. I appreciate good English and good narration.
War buffs, intrigue addicts and Churchill admirers will enjoy this book. Well written, well researched and the material is mainly new.
I shall check to see if the reader, David Stafford, has been employed BEFORE I buy next time. Once again, this readers style is totally off putting. His lingering final syllables and over pronounced vowels become tiresome within a few sentences. I wish Audible would pay more attention to this facet of customer enjoyment.
I am truly sorry I did not read a previous review BEFORE I bought this. What good is a book you cannot underestand the narrator?
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