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  • "Interesting and informative"

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    A great book that packs in enough detail to keep you interested, but not so much that you lose interest.



    The narrator was superb.

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    A History of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Andrew Marr
    • Narrated By Andrew Marr, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (830)
    Performance
    (506)
    Story
    (517)

    From the earliest civilizations to the 21st century: a global journey through human history, published alongside a landmark BBC One television series. Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey, Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean.

    Adisha Kariyawasam says: "Awsome, educational and epic work"
  • "Informative and interesting."

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    Found this book to be extremely informative and it always maintained my interest. A must read if you want to know a little more about D Day.

    The narrator did a good job too.

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    D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated By Jesse Boggs
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    (14)
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    (15)

    Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare and courage and heroism come to the fore.

    M. says: "D-Day the soldiers view"
  • "Typical Bryson book - a great listen."

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    If you've listen to and liked any of Bill's other book then you will certainly like this one. The book is informative, interesting and at times amusing. The way the book links some events to others keeps the pace and rhythm flowing nicely. Just a pity it isn't longer.

    A great listen.

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    One Summer: America 1927

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (423)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (384)

    One Summer: America, 1927, is the new book by Britain's favourite writer of narrative nonfiction, Bill Bryson. Narrated by the man himself, One Summer takes you to the summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and changed the world forever. In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day, a semi-crazed sculptor with a plan to carve four giant heads into a mountain called Rushmore, a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and a youthful aviator named Charles Lindbergh who started the summer wholly unknown, and finished it as the most famous man on Earth.

    Colin says: "Bryson hits another Home Run"
  1. A History of the World
  2. D-Day: June 6, 1944: The ...
  3. One Summer: America 1927
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A fascinating insight into World War II

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