Ten Days that Shook the World

  • by John Reed
  • Narrated by Jack Hrkach
  • 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Experience a thrilling, comprehensive account of the Bolshevik seizure of power during the Russian Revolution - an event which ended czarist rule, led to the rise of Communism, and changed the shape of the 20th Century. Reed, a journalist who witnessed the Bolshevik takeover during ten precarious days in 1917, provides thorough background information and firsthand reporting. The immediacy of Reed's reporting makes Ten Days that Shook the World an essential historical document, one that brings us as close as possible to the tumultuous events of 1917.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Ten Days that Shook the World serves as an electrifying account of the events that took place in Petrograd in November of 1917. Writer John Reed was eyewitness to the revolution and privy to both the peripheral conversations in the community, as well as the intense speeches made by Russia's famous leaders. In this performance, Jack Hrkach communicates the enthusiasm and momentum of the revolution. His voice is steady and precise, making it easy for the listener to involve him or herself in the history of Reed's story.

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What the Critics Say

"This recording is frankly more exciting, more intimate, and more conducive to learning than any other accounts of the Revolution." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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A lovingly detailed, but biased account

John Reed - the only American buried inside the Kremlin wall (right next to Lenin's tomb) writes this first-hand novel about the days up to the Russian Revolution. Obviously a sympathizer himself, he accounts this period lovingly and reverently.

It is a fascinating journey into one of the most important occurrences in 20th Century history. I listened right before a trip to Russia this summer and I must say, the context was quite useful.
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- Amazon Customer "Milo Minderbender"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Recorded Books