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  • Masters and Commanders

  • By: Andrew Roberts
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 27 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

In Masters and Commanders Andrew Roberts describes how four titanic figures shaped the grand strategy of the West during the Second World War. The book attempts to give answers to key questions regarding allied strategy based on the personalities and relationships between two political masters - Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt - and the military commanders of their armed forces - the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, General Sir Alan Brooke, and the US Army Chief of Staff, General George C. Marshall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • <br />Very enjoyable

  • By Andrew on 17-05-19

<br />Very enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-19

What a superb book. It filled in many of the gaps and explains in understandable detail the course of the war managed behind the scenes by some truly brilliant people who deserve our high regard.

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  • Stonehenge

  • 2000 B.C.
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Four thousand years ago, a stranger's death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn, and his ominous "gift" of gold, precipitates the building of what for centuries to come will be known as one of mankind's most singular and remarkable achievements.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shame

  • By Sarah Thorncroft on 11-03-06

Unusual Delivery

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A less theatrical narration?

Would you be willing to try another one of Frederick Davidson’s performances?

I doubt it. sorry.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I tried to get used to the narration as this often becomes less obvious as you get into the story and the imagination takes over but sadly the delivery just got more annoying.

Any additional comments?

I Have read the book and this Audible medium is brilliant for passing the hours I spend behind the wheel and I have listened my way through most of Bernard Cornwell's work but.. this is the only one that was not for me.