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Download The Birth of Britain: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume I Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (276 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Winston Churchill Narrator: Christian Rodska Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN:
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The English-speaking peoples comprise perhaps the greatest number of human beings sharing a common language in the world today. These people also share a common heritage. For his four-volume work, Sir Winston Churchill took as his subject these great elements in world history. Volume 1 commences in 55 BC, when Julius Caesar famously turned his gaze upon Britain and concludes with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 1/8/2014

    " Another volume of Churchill's excellent, four-volume history. This one takes through the end of the monarchy (Charles I), the terrible Cromwell era, and The Restoration (Charles II). Now, Churchill has left me hanging as William of Orange readies his forces in the Low Countries. I cannot wait for Volume Three! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 1/4/2014

    " Great book! He indeed has a great sense of history and is a great storyteller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brook Finlayson | 11/23/2013

    " Section of the English Civil War is the best coverage I've read on the subject. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 11/14/2013

    " Narration was good, but Churchill gets fairly bogged down on battles of the English Civil War. I'd listen to Vol. 3 ... but not soon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles McGonigal | 9/9/2013

    " Continues to be a great political story of the Crown and Parliament scheming and grappling for power. Also interesting that every one of Churchill's ancestors (once they're raised to nobility) is mentioned. Great history that anyone with an interest here would enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Buddy | 8/30/2013

    " Contains probably the most lucid exposition of the American Civil War I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 2/27/2013

    " This is a great resource for English history. Essential reading before going to see most of Shakespeare's plays. This level of historical knowledge is assumed by the bard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 1/6/2013

    " I gave this a four star rating which may be unfair. It is a terrific book but its subject matter is not as compelling as the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 4/13/2011

    " Great history of England, from prehistoric times up to Henry VIII. Kings, kings, kings.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bucko | 7/21/2010

    " Probably not the most scholarly work, but I found it to be a pretty enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/30/2010

    " Churchill can say in 20 words what anyone can say in 3. But oh what words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 10/22/2009

    " Good although some parts like the story of Boudica were weak. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce | 8/13/2009

    " A must read for all anglophiles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raul | 7/1/2009

    " Very good book and very interesting. Churchill style of writting made history come alive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/28/2009

    " Just plain fun. Probably bad history but what the hell it is entertaining. "

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About the Author
Author Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874–1965), an author, artist, war correspondent, and politician, is best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. After a brief but eventful army career, Churchill became a member of Parliament in 1900, launching a political career that spanned more than sixty years. He served as prime minister from 1940–1945 and from 1951–1955. His numerous honors include the Nobel Prize in Literature, knighthood, and receiving honorary citizenship of the United States from President Kennedy in 1963.

About the Narrator

Christian Rodska has worked in theaters all over the United Kingdom and in the West End, and he has recorded hundreds of radio plays and poetry programs. Over the last thirty years he has worked regularly in television, from early programs such as Follyfoot and Doomwatch, to Taggart, Sharpe, and Wycliffe. He has recorded over one hundred audiobooks and has won several awards, including fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.