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Days that Changed the World

Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (188 ratings)

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Summary

Ordinary people. Extraordinary stories. Listen to history's unsung heroes who changed the world, in this powerful documentary series. Get closer to events you may only have heard about from school books with these first person accounts of key moments in recent world history.

In each episode we explore pertinent dates from 1936 to 2010 and find out what happened through the eyes of those who were there. Crossing the globe and drawing on events in London, Mexico City and Afghanistan to name but a few we hear stories including takes from an athlete, journalist, chess player and soldier.

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Fantastic!

I normally listen to fiction only but this is so worth it! Absolutly fascinating stories!

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Thoroughly enjoyed this series

Very informative and enjoyable! I learnt a great deal about the world in a relatively short time. Great for short commutes to work.

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A professional job. Great to listen to.

It’s great listening. Very professionally and skillfully put together. The use of sound and different narration and samples is great at feeding the imagination and helps immerse you in the story of each episode. Great work. Highly recommend it.

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Excellent!

This is a great collection, wonderfully narrated. I sure hope there's more where this came from!

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Wicked stuff

it's really interesting to know how warfare is changing god bless us all on this green earth

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Fascinating....!

I had no idea that the Vietnam War was started with such a relatively trivial miscommunication that should have been more carefully examined before acting.

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Great insight into significant events in the past.

A must listen. Loved it.Great insight into significant events in the past. The Chernobyl episode was harrowing.

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Interesting and a Nice East Listen

Nice freebie with some fascinating facts and stories I'd not heard about. Enjoyed this short series between some bigger "reads".

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surprising

interesting moments of history, some known but only superficially, some will be surprising to you!

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great

very informative, perfect for short car journeys when bored of the same old songs on the radio.

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  • 24-09-18

Great if you can ignore the production

Good topics, but it's hard to assess the writing, structure and conclusions when the special effects/music are set so loud they obscure the words. Not for people with any kind of auditory issues.

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  • Amazing Buyer
  • 13-06-19

download is broken

this title cannot be downloaded. gives an error each time I try to download. dialog tells me to contact support

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  • CAS
  • 11-06-19

Good but irritating

This is a good story, but the sound effects, the screeching metal sounds are annoying and unnecessary.

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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 07-06-19

Great series

I've really enjoyed listening to this series. The events highlighted range from famous to obscure and each is illuminating in its own way about the state of the current world.

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  • Olivia
  • 03-03-19

Takes history and makes it personal

This takes history that you may or may not know about and puts it on a personal level, interviewing people who actually lived it. The only compliant I have is the sound design. On some of the episodes, I REALLY hated the sound effects that were super loud. RIP headphone users.

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  • Matt Paauw
  • 02-07-18

Excellent walk through the past still affecting us

#Clever I went it with a grain of salt thinking it might be dull, but I really enjoyed this! I knew some basics about some of the events, but in each 30 min segment I learned a lot of detail, and it was INTERESTING... wish my high school career was like that...#tagsgiving" and "#sweepstakes

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  • Keith Karouzos
  • 02-01-19

Don't waste your time

Don't waste your time unless you like to hear short stories from a very leftist perspective.

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