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The Good: The fall of the wall was not easy to understand from the news accounts at the time. We all knew *what* was happening, but not *why*. This book explains the big political picture and gives an exciting account of who did what, when and why in November 1989. I found the audiobook as hard to put down as a well-written thriller. And it was fascinating to see how easily things could have gone differently.
The Bad: Hard to find anything bad to say about the book. The narration was competent and clear, but it didn't knock my socks off, so I gave it four stars instead of five.
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The Fall of the Berlin Wall is one of those events that are burned into my memory. I was a child of the Cold War and hoped, but never believed, I would see in my life time the fall of the Berlin Wall and the break up on the Soviet Union. After the crack down and blood shed of the Tienanmen demonstrations, the seemingly unexpected and peaceful opening of the Wall was just too good to be true. Interestingly I never really understood how it all came about and how regular East Germans where the catalyst, particularly Christian ministers, in setting the ball of discontent in motion. The well researched and written book was surprisingly moving. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good story.