History, as Winston Churchill famously predicted, has been good to him. His exalted place in the 20th century annals has been cemented through his Noble Prize-winning memoir, A History of the Second World War. In this audiobook version of the four-volume, 45-hour memoir, British actor Christian Rodska conveys the triumphs and tragedies of WW II with a voice as august and buoyant as we know Churchill's to have been. Consistently riveting and rich in historical insight, Churchill's memoir puts the listener in intimate audience with the powerful oration and defiant eloquence with which Churchill led a continent through its darkest hour.
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it is all great
The fact that you are getting the facts from an acclaimed historian about a time when the writer is on of the 3 key figures in one of the most important times in world history makes this book an opportunity that is special at many levels
The book lays out very professionally and lets the words speak for the ages
The fact that the history is laid out by the man who made the history, and that it is done in a straightforward manner from the viewpoint of an historian makes this a must read for those who focus on non-fiction
It is charming how he weaves in suggestions about how to take naps during times of prolonged stress while describing the history of World War II.
This is the best of both individual and series audiobooks dealing with the WW2.
The story begins right where it ought to begin - the end of WW1.
Mr. Rodska seems to evoke the spirit of Churchill to me. His reading could only be bettered by Churchill himself.
54 yrs, ,memb 12yrs,library -75%nonfic 10% fiction,15% classics. History, all sciences, bio, classics,diverse other interests.
If youve never read Churchill before, prepare yourself for one of the most original and immensely talented award winning writers ever. This is his utterly fascinating and insightful account of ww2. A must read as far as Im concerned. Dont let the length of this series deter you, You wont be able to put it down. This book so impressed me that I went on to read almost everything else he wrote and from there I came across " the last lion" by William Manchester - The greatest Churchill biography (as far as Im concerned) which also resides at the pinnical of my all time favorite books
I would most recently recommend it.
I liked the insight, the vocabulary, the choice of words and overall filter of the narrator, who of course is Winston Churchil!
The voice of the narrator is GREAT! It's like hearing Winston Churchil reading his book to you!
Strongest reality wins!
I listen to it again and again. It's just kind of puts me on right mindset!
Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
Can't get over this narrator! He manages to sound much like Churchill without doing a stagey impersonation. Just marvelous!
This is, of course, a history with a particular point of view. But whose point of view about WWII could be more relevant than Churchill's? He's a great writer, and the sense of immediacy is compelling. I dare anyone to read just one volume of his WWII history -- Audible wisely put this first volume on sale and thus made me buy all the others!
Experience Churchill's view of WWII by listening to this history -- it's a wonderful ride.
I found this by accident and boy am I glad I did. This is such a deep and well written book. The narrator is terrific. Churchill goes into all the backdealing and intrigue that led up to what he called the Unnecessary War. I will get the other books next.
yes. if you like history, if you like great historical figures, you must absorb this work.
William Manchester books. both are history well told. the difference is the perspective. Manchester reports on historical figures lives in an interesting and captivating way. Churchill tells it himself. Both great.
really? i thought it was Chruchill himself.
that would be stretching it a bit.
I'm just this guy, y'know?
This is a fascinating history. With the war drums beating, you get to watch the Allies stumbling around trying to avoid war and dropping the ball again and again - again. Being told in the first person and narrated by a guy who sounds (to my naive ears) a lot like Churchill, it is a compelling narrative.
Churchill's view is perforce biased, but it is explicit, analytical, even at times self-deprecating. This title goes on sale every so often, and is an excellent buy.
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