- The Story of a Fighter
- Narrated by: Ken Maxon
- Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-02-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
In his landmark biography of the man of "blood and iron", Emil Ludwig rejects the pedestal that history has placed Bismarck upon, and instead seeks a historical and psychological understanding of the chancellor "as he really was, and not as distorted by worship." Bismarck was not merely a hard and calculating statesman, but a man ruled by pride, courage, and hatred. To fully comprehend the actions this enigmatic and important character, we must first understand his feelings, his motivations, and his private life.
Beginning with Bismarck’s childhood and delving more fully into his early life than any other work, Ludwig’s landmark volume is invaluable in understanding the forces behind one of the most influential men in modern history.
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By Viviane on 19-04-13
How badly the narration fits non-fiction
I was so exited to finally find a historic book on Bismarck that I downloaded it without listening to the sample. Bad mistake! This narration makes listening unbearable. I am sure that the narrator's singsong is much better suited to different topics (thinking of romantic novels), but it makes listening to non-fiction a chore. No doubt the story would have developed quite nicely, but I simply cannot take this any longer than the preface. Must always listen to the sample before downloading!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Jean Le Lupi on 01-07-13
Unbearable to hear
The author follows no timeline or cause and effect progression of events. The whole book seems like a collection of unrelated sentences about Bismarck impossible to follow.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful