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  • The War that Ended Peace

  • By: Margaret MacMillan
  • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
  • Length: 31 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict which killed millions of its men, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe's dominance of the world. It was a war which could have been avoided up to the last moment - so why did it happen?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Real Marathon!

  • By Tom on 06-02-14

Compelling Account of the March to War

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

Reviewed: 15-05-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The War that Ended Peace to be better than the print version?

No, I always prefer the print versions!

What about Richard Burnip’s performance did you like?

Very well executed, handled the numerous characters with aplomb.

Any additional comments?

In many ways the book was very sad - towards the end you began to understand why war was almost unavoidable given the characters involved and their history.

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