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  • Summary

  • 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.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 11 episodes to your Library now.

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  • Ep. 11: Deep Blue

    Jun 07, 2018

    On 10th February 1996, a computer named Deep Blue beat chess world champion Gary Kasparov, making a significant step forward in the progress of Artificial Intelligence. Joel Benjamin, the chess Grandmaster who trained Deep Blue, tells his story.

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    25 mins
  • Ep. 10: The Miss World Protest

    Jun 07, 2018

    On 20th November, 1970, members of the Women's Liberation Movement protested against the Miss World competition, live on TV. Jenny Fortune and Sue Finch tell their stories.

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    23 mins
  • Ep. 9: Rivonia Trial

    Jun 07, 2018

    On 20th April 1964, the defence case in the Rivonia Trial opened. Nelson Mandela's speech would change South Africa and its reverberations would be felt around the world. Fellow defendant Denis Goldberg and defence lawyer Joel Joffe tell the story.

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    29 mins

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Waste of time

Not very interesting. Liberal drivel for the most part. Only 2 of the stories were remotely interesting.

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Very pleasantly surprised on the topics picked .

I was pleasantly surprised as I listen to the various chapters. It was thought provoking and I appreciated the narrator and the insertion of people talking about their experience. The only thing I would change was during moments of intense dramatic emotion, I sound of strings would be playing very high pitched. Is hurt my ears to listen to that! May be some less intense high music could be found to play during those times.

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Boring

I skipped over a large portion of these stories. the subject matter has been told better elsewhere and the storytellers themselves were lackluster.

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too jumpy

It is a great concept but jumps around too much to truly be coherent

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A bias view in many cases-grain of salt needed

Pros: **Free **High quality production **The concept and variety of topics Cons: **whether intentional or not, many of the episodes ooze the authors personal opinions and political views through one sided storytelling which forces anyone seeking honest information to become skeptical about everything presented throughout the series. This series would be amazing if they would begin to tell a truthful and 2 sided story.

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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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Very well done and informative.

If you like history from the 'horse's mouth' you'll enjoy this informative story telling.

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Days of Change

Some of the stories were more interesting than others. The format requiring the listener to go to their books and click on each segment was annoying.

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Memorable but harrowing. Narration aptly captured

the drama and atmosphere. Highly recommended for those with a sense of History. Gripping Story

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excellent yet one sided

it was amazing to listen and really feel like you are learning something, even on a subject that you may already have known about. HOWEVER, it did seem very one sided accounts of history. ("History is written by the victors.") each story gave many faces and dates, yet seemed to focus on one sided of history much of the time. Wonderfully edited, beautiful narrative, excellent delve into history both common and unheard.