The World Crisis 1911-18

  • by Winston Churchill
  • Narrated by Christian Rodska
  • 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winston Churchill's superlative account of the prelude to and events of the First World War is a defining work of 20th-century history. With dramatic narrative power Churchill reconstructs the action on the Western and Eastern Fronts, the wars at sea and in the air and the advent of tanks and U-boats. Rich with personal insights, the first part of Churchill's magisterial book covers the years 1911 - 1914 and includes Ireland and the European balance, the mobilization of the Navy, the invasion of France and Turkey and the Balkans.

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Full of great insights.

Fascinating and not at all staid. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this title. Churchill's narrative is engrossing and beautifully written. Being so close to the seat of power in the UK , he was able to recount events with great authority. I will be purchasing the rest of this series.

Also Christian Rodska does a tremendous job as narrator, he sounds splendidly Churchillian.
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- Mr. A. M. O'donnell

Highly recommend

The account of WW1 from the point of view of Winston Churchill is a fascinating read/listen. Churchill's writing is excellent, keeping the listener engaged and entertained throughout the whole story. The beginning was a bit difficult to get through as you are thrown in amongst the turmoil leading up to the war, with many names and countries that were unfamiliar. Also, the political going ons are a bit monotonous, but once Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated, it becomes highly entertaining.

Christian Rodska"s narration is excellent and I have to remind myself that it isn't Churchill himself speaking.
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- Kevin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios