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    • Germania

    • In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History
    • By: Simon Winder
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Propelled by a wish to reclaim the brilliant, chaotic, endlessly varied German civilization that the Nazis buried and ruined, and that so many Germans have worked to rebuild, Germania was recorded to enlighten us on serious topics, curiosities, and on the limits of language, the meaning of culture, and the pleasure of townscape.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Anecdotal approach to Germany's History

    • By MATTHIAS KLAER on 09-26-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Danubia

    • A Personal History of Habsburg Europe
    • By: Simon Winder
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    From the end of the Middle Ages to the First World War, Europe was dominated by one family: the Habsburgs. Their unprecedented rule is the focus of Simon Winder's vivid third book, Danubia. This is a narrative that, while erudite and well researched, prefers to be discursive and anecdotal. In his survey of the centuries of often incompetent Habsburg rule which have continued to shape the fate of Central Europe, Winder does not shy away from the horrors, railing against the effects of nationalism, recounting the violence that was often part of life. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined by the Narrator

    • By Will on 09-20-18

    Regular price: $24.49