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  • The Guns of August

  • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman here brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, The Guns of August will not be forgotten.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Diplomacy & Battle

  • By Lord Peridot on 21-05-16

Why the funny voices?

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Reviewed: 08-09-14

What didn’t you like about John Lee’s performance?

Awful, awful French, German and Russian accents that wouldn't be out of place in "'Allo. 'allo".