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  • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 1 - The Gathering Storm

  • By: Winston S. Churchill
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

In the Second World War every bond between man and man was to perish. Crimes were committed by the Hitler regime which find no equal in scale and wickedness with any that have darkened the human record. It was a simple policy to keep Germany disarmed after the struggle of the First World War and the Victors adequately armed in vigilance. But errors were soon made.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very authentic and insightful

  • By baref on 07-31-12

Very authentic and insightful

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Well, if you like history about WWII then this is another book to listen to. It is nice to gain perspective from many sides of this most historic era. Churchill's resounding skill to keep the country "up" while dealing with the atrocities and damaging nature of the war make him seem impenetrable.

What other book might you compare Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 1 - The Gathering Storm to and why?

Right now I am reading the Grey Wolf about the route the Nazi Party was taking, and namely Hitler and his entourage, were taking amid raping everything and everyone of their right to be a human on earth and the pillaging of loot and art from anyone to satisfy the needs of the Nazis during the war. Also, the interesting aspect of what really happened to Mr. Adolf at war's end. What really happened to him and others who provoked and carried out their wild scheme.

Have you listened to any of Michael Jayston’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not yet.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

too many to think of one.

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