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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
Incredibly insightful and moving
A tremendous literary achievment beautifully read. If you know only of Napoleon's major battles you know a fraction of the story. Essential reading if you have an interest in the period or in astonishing human beings.