Ten Days that Shook the World

Russia - 1917
By: John Reed
Narrated by: Jack Hrkach
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: History, World
4 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Experience a thrilling, comprehensive account of the Bolshevik seizure of power during the Russian Revolution - an event which ended czarist rule, led to the rise of Communism, and changed the shape of the 20th Century. Reed, a journalist who witnessed the Bolshevik takeover during ten precarious days in 1917, provides thorough background information and firsthand reporting. The immediacy of Reed's reporting makes Ten Days that Shook the World an essential historical document, one that brings us as close as possible to the tumultuous events of 1917.
©1982 John Reed (P)1982 Recorded Books, Inc.

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"This recording is frankly more exciting, more intimate, and more conducive to learning than any other accounts of the Revolution." (Booklist)

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A lovingly detailed, but biased account

John Reed - the only American buried inside the Kremlin wall (right next to Lenin's tomb) writes this first-hand novel about the days up to the Russian Revolution. Obviously a sympathizer himself, he accounts this period lovingly and reverently.

It is a fascinating journey into one of the most important occurrences in 20th Century history. I listened right before a trip to Russia this summer and I must say, the context was quite useful.

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The Narrator's Alphabet. All too quickly & Dryly.

A bad conversation despite every frightful gasp, however I just knew letting myself never overtly pass quickly rating sound took unfair vantage without Xanax you zebras!