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  • The Warsaw Uprising of 1944

  • The History of the Polish Resistance's Failed Attempt to Liberate Poland's Capital from Nazi Germany
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: David Hubbard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

After a brief revival following World War I, during which it successfully defeated a Soviet attempt to invade in an effort to carry "international revolution" into Germany and Central Europe, Poland once again fell victim to its neighbors in 1939. Adolf Hitler's Third Reich and Josef Stalin's USSR collaborated in the conquest and then split Poland between them. The Germans instituted oppressive rule in their portion of Poland, executing some 7,000 people on political grounds and imprisoning thousands of others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great introductory work

  • By ZeeDoctor on 01-29-19

A great introductory work

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-19

Polish history in english is a rare thing. While the narrator was not well versed in the topic and mispronounced some words that were phonetically sounded earlier, the content was great and this was a perfect jumping off point to find out more about key figures and events. Definitely worth 4 hours of your time and a couple bucks.

  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,728

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everybody

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 09-24-18

A Standard Yahtzee Affair

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Differently Morphous to be better than the print version?

There is no print version

What did you like best about this story?

His stories have this blend of cutting satire, absurd situations but grounded characters and plot.

What does Yahtzee Croshaw bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This is an audible exclusive, but as with any book by Croshaw there is a definite attitude and intonation that his characters exude which I feel is lost when a 3rd party performs this kind of work.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. Especially in the second half. There is great pacing and with his presentation it provides a riveting course.

Any additional comments?

While it may be easy to politicize his work, this one exceptionally more than his other works; Yahtzee has a way of powering through the Straw-Man characters to have the main protagonists muddle through the issues in a manner wholly unique and reasonable to them.

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  • The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

  • How Churchill's Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops
  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

From award-winning historian, war reporter, and author Damien Lewis ( Zero Six Bravo, Judy) comes the incredible true story of the top-secret "butcher-and-bolt" black ops units Prime Minister Winston Churchill assigned the task of stopping the unstoppable German war machine. Criminals, rogues, and survivalists, the brutal tactics and grit of these "deniables" would define a military unit the likes of which the world had never seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Show Old Man; Jolly Good Show!

  • By Matthew on 09-09-16

Multiple voices can be a little jarring.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

Great performance but so many people are quoted just once so it seems a little off and hurts the immersion. The voices are well executed and are as authentic as I could imagine but you just get into the rhythm with the narrator, you know?

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