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A Concise Biography of Adolf Hitler

Narrated by: John H. Mayer
Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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A unique biography, organized by subject areas to provide quick access to key facts and illuminating anecdotes about Hitler and his malevolent career. A must listen for anyone interested in a gaining a deeper understanding of one of the most hated figures in modern history.

©1990, 2000 Thomas Fuchs (P)2013 Thomas Fuchs

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“This well-written brief biography requires a thoughtful presentation, which is exactly how John H. Mayer handles his duties…Mayer's conversational style is much like that of a seasoned teacher whose delivery keeps his class engaged…Mayer's skill with German vocabulary and names adds authenticity.” ( AudioFile)
"Fascinating reading." ( Booklist)
"An engrossing book...excellent." ( Oahu Sun Press)

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Dissapointing

Would you try another book written by Thomas Fuchs or narrated by John H. Mayer?

This is like listening to a list of facts. The only good thing is it helps me get to sleep.

Has A Concise Biography of Adolf Hitler put you off other books in this genre?

No

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Disappointment.

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  • Alan
  • 20-12-14

Good book ....

Good book that is hampered by poor audio. John Mayer does a fine job reading this book to us. His style and delivery make this an easy and fun book to listen to. The problem is with the audio quality ( or lack of it ). This sounds more like a high school project rather then a historical thesis.

The "sthick" for this book is that it concerns itself with little know information abut Hitlers llfe and personality. Examples of this are that other books tell of Hitler being a vegetarian but this book tells us how this came to be. There are parts of this book that I dismiss such as the topic of Hitler's sexuality. Somehow, I cant picture this in my mind as described by the author.

I personally would have liked this book to be longer. The book seems to deal heavily with pre-war Hitler but then races to the end for the time frame 1940 - 1945.

This book is recommended for the WWII buff.

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  • Shawn
  • 11-03-19

Disappointed

I thought I’d be able to have some understanding of what it was in Adolph Hitlers life that happened that could’ve made him turn out so evil by reading this book. Other than some factual details of his ‘career’ and hearing that he only had one testicle this book wasn’t very informative. No information about his early life, the abuse of his stepfather, or his near drowning as a child were even mentioned. So now after reading the entire book, I still don’t know very much about him.
Other than that... the narrator did a decent job of reading the book.