Thunder at Twilight
- Vienna 1913/1914
- Narrated by: Arthur Morey
- Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-11-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
It was during the carnival of 1913 that a young Stalin arrived in Vienna on a mission that would launch him into the upper echelon of Russian revolutionaries, and it was here that he first collided with Trotsky. It was in Vienna that the failed artist Adolf Hitler kept daubing watercolors and spouting tirades at fellow drifters in a flophouse. Here, Archduke Franz Ferdinand had a troubled audience with Emperor Franz Joseph - and soon the bullet that killed the archduke would set off the Great War that would kill 10 million more.
With luminous prose that has twice made him a finalist for the National Book Award, Frederic Morton evokes the opulent, elegant, incomparable sunset metropolis - Vienna on the brink of cataclysm.
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By John on 18-03-16
great era great book great narrator
Vienna during an 18-month period, 1913-1914, political and high-cultural history. excellent description and analysis.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Qu on 11-07-16
Very well written
The way the author writes this book is quite amazing. He brings the reader right to the spot where events happened and right into the hearts and minds of the historical figures. It is the closest experience one can get other than living through the time period himself. This book became a perfect supplement to my recent trip to Vienna. Highly recommended!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful