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Mr Simon W D Borland

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-18

detailed and fascinating, it is very well done

I enjoyed this excellent biography very much and will listen again. well written and narrated.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-18

excellent review of many philohosophers lives

excellent review of many philohosophers lives. a well written story interweaving their ideas and interactions. I will listen again!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-18

epic, monumental, well done.

loved it, fantastic narration. so pleased with this purchase,bits worth listening to. I recommend this highly

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-17

an incredible history, one of the best

I am extremely impressed with the efforts of the authors, to bring together an incredible history of the parallel lives during the Age of Napoleon. full of fabulous mini bio's of hundreds of important people that shared the world stage with Napoleon. Mozart, Beethoven, Coleridge, Byron, Wellington, Nelson, Czars, Kings, Politicians, Revolutionaries. what a stunning and immense work this is. I have read many many books on Napoleon, his battles, his Generals, his political career - but never did I realise how many important parallel lives were swept up into his saga. This book is simply wonderful, and I give it my highest recommendation. SB

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-17

excellent data driven analysis and insight

I was really impressed with the analysis and insight of this work. Excellent explanations for the less economically aware like myself, it was easy to understand and very balanced. highly recommended

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-17

Brilliantly research and written work of history

I just could not stop listening to this wonderfully narrated work. Beautifully written insightful work of modern political history. simply fantastic.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-17

one of my favorites, simply fantastic

This is an incredible work of history and one of the most compelling audio books i have ever listened to. Fantastically well researched, delightfully written, and superbly narrated. Absolutely you must listen

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-17

wow wonderful, what a fantastic piece of history

i loved every minute of this brilliantly researched and written (and narrated) piece of modern history. so impressed by the quality of the research and fair minded analysis. i will listen again in full, right away.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-17

A worthwhile classic, and thoroughly enjoyable.

i liked it very much. Finally i have heard the full story if Xenophon and his brave, careless, curious, wild, greedy, mean but forgiving 10,000 men and their epic journey if survival.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-17

A well woven story with fascinating characters​

i really enjoyed this book. beautifully written and superbly read, i was transfixed. Enough technical detail of the financial complexity to educate, but not to overwhelm. Loved it.

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