Blenheim

  • by Charles Spencer
  • Narrated by Charles Spenser
  • 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

By the summer of 1704, Louis XIV's vast armies dominated Europe. France defeated every alliance formed against her and Louis was poised to extend his frontier to the Rhine and install a French prince on the throne of Spain. Two men saved Europe from French military domination: the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy. Marlborough masterminded a brilliant campaign, working with Eugene to surprise the French invaders inside Germany. The rival armies clashed in August and the hitherto unbeaten French were utterly destroyed. Blenheim was a major turning point in European history. Charles Spencer's narrative is drawn from original sources and moves seamlessly from the deliberations of kings and princes to the frontline soldiers. This is the battle that creates the enduring reputation of the British redcoat and shatters the image of the "Sun King" and his mighty army.

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Excellent

Very clear and interesting description of the historical background and the battle itself, in a perhaps under discussed period in history. Very clear narration, which always helps,
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- Chris

Good book but leave narration to a professional

Really interesting book but the author doing the narration as well was not a good idea.
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- Mr. T. J. Richardson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2006
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited