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The Gulag Archipelago
- By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson, Ignat Solzhenitsyn
- Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own 11 years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the story of those at the heart of the Soviet Union who opposed Stalin, and for whom the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair.
- By Callum on 28-06-2019
Relentless horror made rivetting by a master storyteller and moral force of nature. Plus a side of Jordan B P as old testament prophet. Loved it!
Napoleon the Great
- By: Andrew Roberts
- Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
- Length: 37 hrs and 23 mins
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.
Well worth the listen
- By The Lazy Book Reviewer on 20-05-2015
Brilliantly told story of an extraordinary life. I didn't want it to end and bought the hard copy as well.