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I think this is dialog captured from the History Channel series, "Great Blunders in History." Ostensibly, it is supposed to tell the story of Mussolini's failed invasion of Greece, a side-show of World War II that is not covered in much depth in conventional WWII history. I would have thought that this Grecian adventure would have been interesting for 21 minutes (note: commercials, etc are edited out but rough transitions remain). Actually what we do have is an 8th grade-level timeline of Mussolini from rise to demise. 21 minutes is not much time and to cover a very colorful and active dictator and his rise to power, imperial campaigns, participation in World War II and seriocomic death. This makes Cliff Notes look like the full text of War and Peace. It is impossible to cover anything of consequence in this snippet. The Greece campaign is a sideshow in this dismal little story and covers maybe three minutes. Despite the narrow timeline, the dialogue finds its way to be repetitious, probably due to the absence of commercials and a need to reengage the designed television viewer in the story. This cost me $.99 and I only despair of spending the time to listen to it. You get what you pay for. I think listeners should be skeptical of other entries in this History Channel series as the format and conversion from television is transparent. I believe the addition of the footage in the television version may have been tolerable if naive. Good Audible Books come from good books, not television shows.
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