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This is more than a lecture. This is a biography of a great man an it is superbly told. It doesn't matter if you know nothing about Churchill or if you've already read a lot about him because Professor J. Rufus Fears does a superb job with his own perspective.
Have you listened to any of Professor J. Rufus Fears’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Professor J. Rufus Fears lecture's are the best of the best. He doesn't deliver them, he performs them; he knows his subject and he is always, always, passionate about it.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Thanks to this lecture I found out that Churchill was a very sensitive guy capable of crying like a child, in the middle of the war when he found out that people were forming a long line just to buy food for their birds.
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What aspect of Professor J. Rufus Fears’s performance would you have changed?
The delivery is very conversational as a lecture series would be, but there were some points in the audio where his inflection and volume spiked and was painful to listen to. Aside from that, it was very good.
Any additional comments?
The subject matter was very interesting.
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I am an enormous admirer of Churchill, and have read most of great man’s works. Churchill was brilliant, honorable and courageous, but he had his flaws. These lectures ignore or try to reinterpret these negative aspects of Churchill, turning him into a cartoon rather than portraying the very real, remarkable person he was. Look for Roy Jenkins’ superb biography him instead. It is also on Audible. It will give you a much more realistic view of the man - as will any of Churchill’s own works.
By the way... lecture 1, Queen Anne was Queen Mary’s younger sister, not her daughter, something the lecturer would know if he’d read Churchill’s magnificent History of the English Speaking Peoples (also to be found on Audible).
well researched and presented and inspiring. learned much about Churchill that is not commonly known. recommended!!
Unfortunately I found the professor's performance hard to listen to. There is no rhythm to his speech, there are odd pauses, then rushed, stilted sentences, and I found his voice itself quite grating. I've discontinued listening after chapter 2. Very disappointing for such an interesting subject matter.