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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Reed Narrator: Jack Hrkach Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Experience a thrilling, comprehensive account of the Bolshevik seizure of power during the Russian Revolution - an event which ended czarist rule, led to the rise of Communism, and changed the shape of the 20th Century. Reed, a journalist who witnessed the Bolshevik takeover during ten precarious days in 1917, provides thorough background information and firsthand reporting. The immediacy of Reed's reporting makes Ten Days that Shook the World an essential historical document, one that brings us as close as possible to the tumultuous events of 1917. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Petter Nordal | 2/6/2014

    " This is an amazing book. If it were fiction i would categorize it as trashy pulp adventure suspense: From the very beginning we know the Bolsheviki are going to pull it off, but on every page there is something to stop them, something to save the country or ruin everyone or cause civil war or avoid civil war. What makes it gut wrenching is that it's a first hand account of actual events which lead a country of 150 million hoping for reform and democratic socialism into a totaliatarial state. What surprised me the most were two things: First: I had no idea how well educated, engaged and organized the milions of workers, peasants, students and soldiers were. Second: the Bolsheviks gained huge support from their insistence on negotiating an end to a war which had no real publicly stated aim (except victory), thereby forcing the other allies (Britain, france, and the US) to say that the war was being fought for democracy and self-determination. The fight of common peasants and factory workers caused uge chanes across the globe IMMEDIATELY. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Victor Alzirr | 2/5/2014

    " It is always fascinating to read a first hand chronicle of what we always heard about in history classes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dave | 2/4/2014

    " The thing I like most about this book is that you feel like you're actually there in Petrograd taking part in the decision to seize power for the workers and peasants of Russia. Everyone around you is discussing and debating what to do in the political moment--fighting for their ideas. I left Ten Days with no doubt that human beings are capable of taking power away from the ruling classes of the world and placing it in their own hands; we can then experience a democracy unlike anything ever before dreamt of. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by chris | 1/27/2014

    " An excellent, sympathetic, eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution. Follows the Bolsheviks throughout the Russian Civil War in their struggle against the White army, and ocassionally against the Russian People. A crucial historical document. "

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