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The Pursuit of Power
- Europe: 1815-1914
- By: Richard J. Evans
- Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
- Length: 41 hrs and 37 mins
Richard J. Evans's gripping narrative ranges across a century of social and national conflicts, from the revolutions of 1830 and 1848 to the unification of both Germany and Italy, from the Russo-Turkish wars to the Balkan upheavals that brought this era of relative peace and growing prosperity to an end. The first single-volume history of the century, this comprehensive and sweeping account gives the listener a magnificently human picture of Europe in the age when it dominated the rest of the globe.
Terrific comprehensive history
- By Awake Tex on 02-02-17
Amazing book, fairly terrible narration.
The narrator really got on my nerves. Whenever a female was speaking in the book, he used a high, breathy falsetto voice that was, frankly, insulting. That's not how women speak.
Also, it's a nonfiction book, they're historical figures, and I want to know what they said--I don't want to hear a dramatic interpretation.
When he had to pronounce foreign words, he increased the volume of his voice in an overly theatrical way. It's just a word.
Things like this really detracted from my enjoyment of this otherwise fantastic book.
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