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Publisher's Summary

The fifth in the new Naxos audioooks series "In a Nutshell", The French Revolution is a short and accessible introduction to one of the most important periods in European history. It brings vividly to life the implacable Robespierre, the frightened Marie Antoinette and the iconic image of the guillotine. But it also demonstrates the key role the Revolution played in the development of European politics.

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Well done!

This short accounting of the French Revolution did not skirt complexity. I knew little about the many events and machinations of this crucial period of Western history and feel I have a foundation to begin understanding it better. The reader was terrific and I’m motivated to explore further.

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Good overview.

I listened to this performance to get a little background info prior to jumping into a biography of Napoleon. If felt that it was s worthwhile investment of my time.

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a great little history

i had not known anything really about the revolution and this wetted my appetite for more

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Good quick summary

Good quick comprehensive summary for anyone curious about this time in history. I enjoyed it.

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Concise and illuminating

Packs a surprising amount of information into a small space - and does it without feeling hurried. Roy MacMillan's narration is excellent.

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interesting. skipped too much detail.

very little detail about the revolution. I was looking for an explanation of the french revolution but this wasn't very helpful.