The Second World War: Triumph and Tragedy

  • by Winston Churchill
  • Narrated by Christian Rodska
  • 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This volume of Churchill's history of World Ward Two recounts the dramatic months as the war drew to a close - the normandy landings, the liberation of western Europe, the bombing of hiroshima and Nagaski, and the surrender of Germany and Japan. Please note: This book was originally published in 6 volumes:


    The Gathering Storm
    Their Finest Hour
    The Grand Alliance
    The Hinge of Fate
    Closing the Ring
    Triumph and Tragedy
Churchill then condensed these into four volumes, which have since been released as one, rather hefty, publication. Audible are publishing the unabridged recording of Churchill's condensed volume, broken up into four parts which are as follows:

    Milestone to Disaster
    Alone
    The Grand Alliance
    Triumph and Tragedy

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Awe-inspiring history

I have been enthralled by listening to all four parts of this inspiring story of the Second World War of which this is the final book. Christian Rodska's fine narration has added to the experience. This last part high-lighted for me how history can be changed by individuals for good or ill. The duplicity of Stalin, once a cherished ally; the premature death of Roosevelt; the surprise result of the 1945 General Election ousting Churchill: all had ramifications that coloured the rest of the 20th century. By the end of these books I felt a great sadness over the huge waste of lives, but also inspired by the peoples' bravery and tenacity. We owe a great debt of gratitude to Churchill who worked tirelessly for five years against the odds. Not only was he a great leader, but also a great writer able to convey in such a riveting way the fears, triumphs and tragedies of war.
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- Kirstine

Worth the read

Winston Churchill is a great writer besides being a great Prime Minister. Really good to hear it form his point of view rather than from others writing about him or the war. You definitely realise this was a man ahead of his time, and one of the few to really get Hitler.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios