Life of Napoleon

  • by Major Arthur Griffiths
  • Narrated by Bill Kelsey
  • 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Many thought that Napoleon was the greatest military genius since Alexander the Great. The diminutive general, a conquering hero, helped steer the French through revolution and reign of terror, then parlayed his military victories into an emperor's crown. Griffiths, a noted historian and a major in the British army, gives a no-nonsense account of one of history's most enigmatic figures.


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Tedious and confusing

Somehow listened to the whole thing and barely know the history of Napoleon. Incredibly dry, both in narration and in writing.
The author skips major events, for some reason assuming we're already fully familiar with them. For example, the sack of Venice - an act that ended an empire over a thousand years old - rates all of about two sentences.
The author also has a strong bias towards England, repeatedly making partisan statements inappropriate for a "noted historian".
I'm guessing this was written quite some time ago, though there's no way to to know based on the description provided.
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- miyaker

impossible to understand

The narrator is the ultimate British mumbler and the recording is virtually impossible to understand. If you can understand this, you have much better ears than I.
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- Jerry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Books on Tape