A History of the Peninsular War 1807-1809

  • by Charles Oman
  • Narrated by Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
  • 26 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

FNH Audio presents a reading of Charles Oman's classic military history A History of the Peninsular War. In this first volume, a detailed examination is made of the first years of the war, 1807 to 1809. The campaign is examined from both sides using reference materials from British, French, Spanish, and Portuguese sources. This book covers the invasion of Spain and Napoleon's trickery in luring the Spanish crown into prison. It also features Wellington's first peninsular battle and of course the famous retreat to Corunna and the battle at that place.
This history, written many years after Napier's, draws its information from more first-hand accounts and corrects some of more glaring mistakes and biases of Napier. Although this audiobook is abridged, the only text removed is a number of the non-English sections of the Appendix, namely sections one, two, three, four, and seven. All English text from the appendices is present.

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A Classic Mauled

A classic work I've longed to hear, absolutely mauled by incompetent narration. I could have wept. Even basic words like catastrophe were mispronounced. The tale is a magnificent work of late Victorian painstaking research. Oh, for a remake!
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- qwerty

Deep!

Superb audiobook for those seeking knowledge of the Peninsular War. Very comprehensive, great value for your money.
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- mrfarrow2u

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2012
  • Publisher: FNH Audio