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    • Napoleon the Great

    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 37 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 656
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 655

    Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of the most extraordinary of all human lives. In the space of just 20 years, from October 1795, when as a young artillery captain he cleared the streets of Paris of insurrectionists, to his final defeat at the (horribly mismanaged) battle of Waterloo in June 1815, Napoleon transformed France and Europe. After seizing power in a coup d'état, he ended the corruption and incompetence into which the revolution had descended.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive and engaging book

    • By Garym213 on 27-12-16

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Storm of War

    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 28 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    One of the best selling History titles of 2009. Examining the Second World War on every front, Andrew Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, Hitler’s Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former Führer once he was safely beyond defending himself?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Outstanding Piece of Work

    • By Colin on 26-04-10

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Elegy

    • The First Day on the Somme
    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    On 1 July 1916, after a five-day bombardment, 11 British and 5 French divisions launched their long-awaited 'Big Push' on German positions on high ground above the Rivers Ancre and Somme on the Western Front. Some ground was gained but at a terrible cost. In killing grounds whose names are indelibly imprinted on 20th-century memory, German machine guns - manned by troops who had sat out the storm of shellfire in deep dugouts - inflicted terrible losses on the British infantry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Haig Apologist?

    • By Jack Harrison on 17-11-18

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Masters and Commanders

    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 27 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    In Masters and Commanders Andrew Roberts describes how four titanic figures shaped the grand strategy of the West during the Second World War. The book attempts to give answers to key questions regarding allied strategy based on the personalities and relationships between two political masters - Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt - and the military commanders of their armed forces - the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, General Sir Alan Brooke, and the US Army Chief of Staff, General George C. Marshall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • <br />Very enjoyable

    • By Andrew on 17-05-19

    Regular price: £29.99