• Ten Days that Shook the World

  • Russia - 1917
  • By: John Reed
  • Narrated by: Jack Hrkach
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-16-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (63 ratings)

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Editorial 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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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 The immediacy of Reed's reporting makes Ten Days that Shook the World an essential historical document, one that brings us as close as possible to the tumultuous events of 1917.
©1982 John Reed (P)1982 Recorded Books, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"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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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-16-03

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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1 out of 5 stars
By Pretender1 on 06-14-17

The Narrator's Alphabet. All too quickly & Dryly.

A bad conversation despite every frightful gasp, however I just knew letting myself never overtly pass quickly rating sound took unfair vantage without Xanax you zebras!

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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