The Last 100 Days

  • by John Toland
  • Narrated by Ralph Cosham
  • 27 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A dramatic countdown of the final months of World War II in Europe, The Last 100 Days brings to life the waning power and theultimate submission of the Third Reich. To reconstruct the tumultuous hundreddays between Yalta and the fall of Berlin, John Toland traveled more than 100,000 miles in twenty-one countries and interviewed more than six hundred people - from Hitler's personal chauffeur to Generals von Manteuffel, Wenck, andHeinrici; from underground leaders to diplomats; from top Allied fieldcommanders to brave young GIs. Toland adeptly wove together these interviewsusing research from thousands of primary sources.
When it was first published, The Last 100 Days madehistory, revealing after-action reports, staff journals, and top-secretmessages and personal documents previously unavailable to historians. Sincethat time it has come to be regarded as one of the greatest historicalnarratives of the twentieth century.


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Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator! Ralph Cosham would put a runaway train to sleep!

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

There's nothing wrong with the STORY! John Toland is an expert in military history. But to waste his indepth research by having his work read by Cosham is a travesty!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His performance was flat, bland, and uninspired. He sounded like he bored HIMSELF to death!

Did The Last 100 Days inspire you to do anything?

Yep, the narration inspired me to stop listening to this book before I jammed a rusty spoon in my eye!

Any additional comments?

I love John Toland's books and I'm a huge devotée of military history, especially World War II. However, having to listen to Ralph Cosham for almost 28 hours is masochistic. There are too many other great narrators who would have done justice to this amazing work. Like Simon Vance, John Lee, Wanda McCaddon, Keith David, Simon Prebble, and Nadia May - just to name a VERY few. Audiobooks cost way too much money for the producers to have so little pride in quality control. What a great work to be wasted on such a poorly matched narrator!

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- Linda Lou "OCD over books, listening to 1 a day; ANY genre, fact & fiction. Influenced by Audible reviewers so I keep mine unbiased - FRONT to BLACK!"

Terrible narration

What would have made The Last 100 Days better?

Better narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Boring monotone

Any additional comments?

Not worth the credit. It was a struggle just listening for an hour.

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- James Hazen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.