Regular price: $13.95

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $13.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

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.
(P) Books on Tape, Inc.
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By miyaker on 06-29-03

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.

Read More Hide me

17 of 18 people found this review helpful


By Jerry on 08-23-03

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.

Read More Hide me

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc