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  1. 5 out of 5

    Leah

    This was a trip. It’s Winston Churchill’s history of Britain up through the 19th century, and it’s as biased and bombastic as you’d think. Of course it only covers war and politics, not art or culture of any kind. It is also a very shallow survey, not a comprehensive history. Still, it was interesting and I learned a lot. I also got even more insight into Churchill’s mind and writing, which was cool. The audiobook was good because the narrator’s posh British enunciation was perfect, but it also This was a trip. It’s Winston Churchill’s history of Britain up through the 19th century, and it’s as biased and bombastic as you’d think. Of course it only covers war and politics, not art or culture of any kind. It is also a very shallow survey, not a comprehensive history. Still, it was interesting and I learned a lot. I also got even more insight into Churchill’s mind and writing, which was cool. The audiobook was good because the narrator’s posh British enunciation was perfect, but it also featured music that would swell and boom periodically. SO LOUD. Where do they think people are listening to this? It hurt my ears both in my car and when I was using earphones. Dear lord. Balance those volume levels, please, audiobook producers!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Heidi Burkhart

    Somehow I expected this to be filled with personal thoughts and reflections, but it was a pretty straight forward history of the British Isles up to the beginning of the 20th century.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Karie Mitchell

    Loved it. I learned so much.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Maximillian

    It's fascinating to read Churchill's imperialist account of British history It's fascinating to read Churchill's imperialist account of British history

  5. 4 out of 5

    Henry Davis IV

    A great but short read that could use more context for each of its fascinating little sections.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    The abridged version of "A History of the English Speaking Peoples" by Timothy Baker. The abridged version of "A History of the English Speaking Peoples" by Timothy Baker.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Amos Kovacs

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. קיצור ההיסטוריה האנגלית בשפה יפה לטובת אלה שכבר יודעים את ההיסטוריה האנגלית

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