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    In the Second World War, every bond between man and man was to perish. Crimes were committed by the Hitler regime that find no equal in scale and wickedness with any that have darkened the human record.

    It was a simple policy to keep Germany disarmed after the struggle of the First World War and the Victors adequately armed in vigilance. But errors were soon made. The tragedy of America’s failure to enter the League of Nations; the weakness and lack of resolution of the democracies to confront the growing strength, reach, and ambition of the fascist dictators in Germany, Italy, and Japan; the economic turmoil that allowed these events to spark and build.

    In this first volume it is all too easy to see and understand how this immense tragedy could have been avoided, how the malice of the wicked was reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous. We shall hear how the counsels of prudence and restraint became the prime agents of mortal danger in this Gathering Storm. The overview is read by Winston S Churchill, MP, and the volume narrated by Michael Jayston.

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    • baref
    • 31/07/2012

    Very authentic and insightful

    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Well, if you like history about WWII then this is another book to listen to. It is nice to gain perspective from many sides of this most historic era. Churchill's resounding skill to keep the country "up" while dealing with the atrocities and damaging nature of the war make him seem impenetrable.

    What other book might you compare Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 1 - The Gathering Storm to and why?

    Right now I am reading the Grey Wolf about the route the Nazi Party was taking, and namely Hitler and his entourage, were taking amid raping everything and everyone of their right to be a human on earth and the pillaging of loot and art from anyone to satisfy the needs of the Nazis during the war. Also, the interesting aspect of what really happened to Mr. Adolf at war's end. What really happened to him and others who provoked and carried out their wild scheme.

    Have you listened to any of Michael Jayston’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not yet.

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    too many to think of one.

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    • john byrne
    • 25/07/2018

    IT’S ABRIDGED!!!

    If you like USA Today, you’ll love this. Interested in serious reading? Don’t get this version. It’s abridged, yet for some reason description does not say it’s abridged. Absolute waste of $10, and I want my money back.

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    • flo pag
    • 27/04/2019

    short and boring

    the subject matter is very interesting but the way in which the story is told is very hard to listen to.

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    • Frank Reader
    • 23/01/2021

    Big let down

    This is not only unabridged, it is heavily abridged to the point of distortion of the elements of the book’s story.

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    • Adamo Iezzi
    • 27/10/2020

    lt' s as if Sir Winston himself is narrating.

    It's mesmerizing. Add to that Sir Winston's beautiful writing style, so clear and concise, and his command of the language, it's hard to put down. Just superb.

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    • Babs
    • 25/09/2020

    Fabulous

    Fabulous story from the man who was there. Superbly written and read. I learned a lot.

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    • William Simkiss
    • 07/02/2020

    An excellent overview, but not the entire book.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this title for what it is, but it was not at all well marked. Or what I’d expected. Not an abridgement - though it is - but an overview. A condensation. However, it is very well done, and contains the essentials. Perhaps rather overpriced for the brief 2 1/2 hours, however enjoyable.

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    • Terry Adams
    • 22/01/2020

    Must read to undertand WWII

    Well written by someone who was most certainly in the middle of it. My dad was stationed in England during the war and he often said this one man did more to hold the evil that was Hitler in check. The history is detailed. The mistakes are noted. The battles in England that almost lost their ability to win the Battle of Britain.

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    • Damaris Hochanadel
    • 05/08/2018

    EXCEPTIONAL!!!!

    Michael Jaysten's voice and speaking style is a *dead ringer* for Mr. Churchill's. This made the audio journey SO AUTHENTIC; it was educational, inspiring and nerve wracking. I LOVE IT! I have listened to the entire 5 book series many many times and got a new tidbit I'd missed before, every time.

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    • tforline
    • 04/09/2017

    Wow!

    This should be compulsory reading in 2017.....masterful, engaging writer. Parallels cannot be ignored and Churchill emphasizes the lessons if only we would read!