Listen free for 30 days

Napoleon

Narrated by: Paul Woodson
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
3 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Napoleon Bonaparte's rise from common origins to the pinnacle of power, as well as his defeat at Waterloo, still influences our daily lives, from the map of Europe to the metric system. Here's the fascinating story of the great soldier-statesman.

©2016 American Heritage (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 2.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

A Boring Book

Hi There
It is vary rarely that I write a bad review. I have an interest in this period of history. This is about the most boring and unimaginative book on Napoleon's life that I have so far read. So avoid

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mavs
  • Mavs
  • 21-06-18

modern and cynical history of Napoleon

if you're looking for a military history, look elsewhere.
if you're looking for a well balanced account of his life, also look elsewhere.

this book is well written and the story told is fascinating, but the constant cynicism and total absence of traditional military history was disappointing to me.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michal Wegrzyn
  • Michal Wegrzyn
  • 10-12-18

Good piece of history

Well told story of a great military leader and a terrible person. Worth the time