Winston Churchill Reporting
Author: Simon Read
Narrator: Simon Vance
Producer: Post Hypnotic Press Inc.
Audio Book: 8 hrs 48 min
Narrator Review: Simon Vance
|Simon Vance Narrator|
Simon Vance is one of my very favorite narrators. His voice is extraordinary in tone and presentation. He easily flows between emotions and merges the text in smoothly, which enhances the story tremendously. In Winston Churchill Reporting, you could almost believe you're listening to Churchill himself. A five star narration and one would expect no less than this from Mr.Vance. Listening to anything Simon Vance reads is Chicken Soup for the soul,
Audio Book Review: Winston Churchill Reporting
By Simon Read My rating is 7/10
|Simon Read Author|
Churchill sensed his own destiny was for something great.
Winston Churchill was a powerful and complicated man that guided Great Britain through World War 2. It seems this was to be his destiny and the world is grateful for his fortitude and the unrelenting energy to bend wills and courses of action to his firm unwavering direction.
Churchill's father didn't seem to like his own son.
As a child Churchill was enthralled with his toy soldiers and played with them for hours, moving them into positions of battle formations that seemed intricate and well planned. A chance visit to the nursery caught his fathers attention to the well laid out battalions. Nonetheless, Winston was always a disappointment to his father, he thought Winston was lazy and obstinate, and was convinced Winston wouldn't amount to a row of beans.
Never measured up in youth to his parents standards
When he was sent to boarding school as was the custom, reports came back that were not praising Winston and they reinforced his fathers belief that Winston would come to nothing. One gets the feeling that his father didn't care much for him anyway and even had he conformed to his ideas of what a proper young man is, it's not likely his father would have cared about him anyway.
Winston Churchill's chilly parents are absent from the lives of their children.
His mother as well as his father were too busy with their own lives and Winston and his brother relied on their nursemaid to fulfill their needs for affection. It is only when Winston, as an adult reaps any benefits from the connections garnered through those activities.
Winston Churchill as seen through his own eyes, childhood through World War 11
I definitely liked this book and it moves along a fast pace which kept me wanting more. Winston Churchill has been covered in a number of books but I enjoyed this one the most as it covers his youth, through WW11. through his own eyes and thoughts.