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Days that Changed the World

Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: History, World
4.5 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)

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Ordinary people. Extraordinary stories. Listen to history's unsung heroes who changed the world, in this powerful documentary series. Get closer to events you may only have heard about from school books with these first person accounts of key moments in recent world history.

In each episode we explore pertinent dates from 1936 to 2010 and find out what happened through the eyes of those who were there. Crossing the globe and drawing on events in London, Mexico City and Afghanistan to name but a few we hear stories including takes from an athlete, journalist, chess player and soldier.

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Great if you can ignore the production

Good topics, but it's hard to assess the writing, structure and conclusions when the special effects/music are set so loud they obscure the words. Not for people with any kind of auditory issues.

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Good but irritating

This is a good story, but the sound effects, the screeching metal sounds are annoying and unnecessary.

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Takes history and makes it personal

This takes history that you may or may not know about and puts it on a personal level, interviewing people who actually lived it. The only compliant I have is the sound design. On some of the episodes, I REALLY hated the sound effects that were super loud. RIP headphone users.

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download is broken

this title cannot be downloaded. gives an error each time I try to download. dialog tells me to contact support

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Great series

I've really enjoyed listening to this series. The events highlighted range from famous to obscure and each is illuminating in its own way about the state of the current world.

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Don't waste your time

Don't waste your time unless you like to hear short stories from a very leftist perspective.

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Excellent walk through the past still affecting us

#Clever I went it with a grain of salt thinking it might be dull, but I really enjoyed this! I knew some basics about some of the events, but in each 30 min segment I learned a lot of detail, and it was INTERESTING... wish my high school career was like that...#tagsgiving" and "#sweepstakes

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  • H. Horcickova
  • 08-13-18

Fantastic!

I normally listen to fiction only but this is so worth it! Absolutly fascinating stories!

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  • Kellie Bird
  • 12-03-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this series

Very informative and enjoyable! I learnt a great deal about the world in a relatively short time. Great for short commutes to work.

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  • Paul Chadwick
  • 01-31-19

A professional job. Great to listen to.

It’s great listening. Very professionally and skillfully put together. The use of sound and different narration and samples is great at feeding the imagination and helps immerse you in the story of each episode. Great work. Highly recommend it.

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  • TassosT
  • 11-19-18

Excellent!

This is a great collection, wonderfully narrated. I sure hope there's more where this came from!

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  • Donald O'Neill
  • 11-25-19

Days that changed the world

I enjoyed this immensely - It was interesting, informative and thought provoking. Well presented. Give it a go!

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  • lee taylor
  • 11-25-19

Good

Interesting stuff short story's but full of facts and it keeps the story's to the point

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  • ChimDiwan
  • 11-11-19

Addictive .

Loved it .. really interesting take on days that we all know about and days that we dont..

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  • Luke
  • 10-05-19

My Ears!

Very interesting story but does this episode really need that horrible sound effect playing constantly?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-02-19

has you gripped !!

loved it coulďntd put my phone dòwn ! missed loads of calls rewardìng from start to finished x x

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  • C. Probert
  • 09-14-19

Fantastic!

Really enjoyed this series. Very interesting and I learned a lot about history, some of which I hadn't heard about before. Thanks Audible!