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Days that Changed the World

Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: History, World
4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ordinary people. Extraordinary stories. Listen to history's unsung heroes who changed the world, in this powerful documentary series. Get closer to events you may only have heard about from school books with these first person accounts of key moments in recent world history.

In each episode we explore pertinent dates from 1936 to 2010 and find out what happened through the eyes of those who were there. Crossing the globe and drawing on events in London, Mexico City and Afghanistan to name but a few we hear stories including takes from an athlete, journalist, chess player and soldier.

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Evocative

An induvidual account of how a city, a culture, the nation, a family responded to the unimaginable.

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Loved it..more please!

Excellent! Intriguing, humorous ,and all true. Well narrated. Short stories easy to finish in one hit.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-09-2018

Great if you can ignore the production

Good topics, but it's hard to assess the writing, structure and conclusions when the special effects/music are set so loud they obscure the words. Not for people with any kind of auditory issues.

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  • CAS
  • 11-06-2019

Good but irritating

This is a good story, but the sound effects, the screeching metal sounds are annoying and unnecessary.

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  • UncleFred
  • 26-01-2020

Are shorter audios possible?

Nothing to complain. My question is if you keep extending a narrative just to fill 5, 10,15 or 30 minutes, how can even your avid fans ever listen to all on offer. Of course you will sell less. Assignments to your producers should be given with NO intention to put in 'issue fillers'. If I give you 10 minutes give reasonably dense 10 minutes. Cut it down to 5 if that is all you need. Make us feel we don't want to miss a word of your shows. Gone are the days when we were idle and wanted an always-there companionship on the radio. And oh, I can't find 'the rest was history' in the Audible store.

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  • Olivia
  • 03-03-2019

Takes history and makes it personal

This takes history that you may or may not know about and puts it on a personal level, interviewing people who actually lived it. The only compliant I have is the sound design. On some of the episodes, I REALLY hated the sound effects that were super loud. RIP headphone users.

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  • P. Smith
  • 07-02-2020

Sad it doesn’t string together

I am three shows into this. The content is very interesting and very well presented. However, it is very disappointing that at the end of an episode it just stops. If you are driving, this leaves you with nothing to listen to, or you can do the dangerous thing of interacting with your cell phone to start the next section. I would give it five stars if only each session linked smoothly to the next as a normal recorded book does or a podcast.

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  • Garrett Cauthen
  • 14-03-2020

excellent yet one sided

it was amazing to listen and really feel like you are learning something, even on a subject that you may already have known about.
HOWEVER, it did seem very one sided accounts of history. ("History is written by the victors.") each story gave many faces and dates, yet seemed to focus on one sided of history much of the time.
Wonderfully edited, beautiful narrative, excellent delve into history both common and unheard.

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  • Jeremy F.
  • 27-02-2020

A bias view in many cases-grain of salt needed

Pros:
**Free
**High quality production
**The concept and variety of topics

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**whether intentional or not, many of the episodes ooze the authors personal opinions and political views through one sided storytelling which forces anyone seeking honest information to become skeptical about everything presented throughout the series. This series would be amazing if they would begin to tell a truthful and 2 sided story.

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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 07-06-2019

Great series

I've really enjoyed listening to this series. The events highlighted range from famous to obscure and each is illuminating in its own way about the state of the current world.

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  • Keith Karouzos
  • 02-01-2019

Don't waste your time

Don't waste your time unless you like to hear short stories from a very leftist perspective.

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  • william dicarlo
  • 20-06-2020

Very well done and informative.

If you like history from the 'horse's mouth' you'll enjoy this informative story telling.

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  • H. Horcickova
  • 13-08-2018

Fantastic!

I normally listen to fiction only but this is so worth it! Absolutly fascinating stories!

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  • Kellie Bird
  • 03-12-2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this series

Very informative and enjoyable! I learnt a great deal about the world in a relatively short time. Great for short commutes to work.

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  • Paul Chadwick
  • 31-01-2019

A professional job. Great to listen to.

It’s great listening. Very professionally and skillfully put together. The use of sound and different narration and samples is great at feeding the imagination and helps immerse you in the story of each episode. Great work. Highly recommend it.

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  • TassosT
  • 19-11-2018

Excellent!

This is a great collection, wonderfully narrated. I sure hope there's more where this came from!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-2020

Such a great series

Interesting and important stories about our history told well. I hope there are plans to make many more!

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  • Paul Russell
  • 10-02-2020

Politicised to the point of ruining the series.

What would have been a great series is ruined by a bias toward one side of todays political argument.

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  • Donald O'Neill
  • 25-11-2019

Days that changed the world

I enjoyed this immensely - It was interesting, informative and thought provoking. Well presented. Give it a go!

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  • Iona Davies
  • 03-09-2019

Definitely worth listening to

A real selection of different moments in history, some I hadn’t heard of and some widely known. Very interesting first hand accounts, the only thing I wasn’t keen on was that they are very short.

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  • Wafa
  • 03-07-2020

Enjoyed this very much

Inspiring moving and eye opening stories and hearing them from the people who had first hand experience or been through them is humbling.
a great effort the only constructive feedback I may give is that some of the chapters had sharp or very high notes of music within the gaps that were a bit irritating
other than that all was great

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  • Cheryl Edwards
  • 15-06-2020

Enjoyable and interesting amidst current events

Not something I would usually go for but loved it. I've learnt loads and I like that we get the perspective of people who were there or related to it in some way. Really makes you think about how we ended up here, especially whilst we are in the middle of world changing events - a pandemic and Black Lives Matter.