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History of Russia

By: Captivating History
Narrated by: Desmond Manny,Timothy Burke,Colin Fluxman
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Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of Russia, then pay attention...

Four captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter the Great, the Fall of the Soviet Union, and more
  • Ivan the Terrible: A Captivating Guide to the First Tsar of Russia and His Impact on Russian History
  • The Russian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the February and October Revolutions and the Rise of the Soviet Union Led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks
  • The Cambridge Five: A Captivating Guide to the Russian Spies in Britain Who Passed Information to the Soviet Union During World War II

Some of the topics covered in part one of this audiobook include:

  • The Foundation of Rusia
  • The Christianization of Rusia
  • The Fragmentation and Subjugation of Rusia
  • The Rise of Muscovy
  • Overthrowing the Tatar Yoke
  • Gathering the Russian Lands
  • The Birth of a Dynasty
  • The Road to Reform
  • Imperial Majesty
  • And much, much more!

Some of the topics covered in part two of this audiobook include:

  • Russia Before the First Tsar
  • A Lineage of Heroes
  • The Birth of an Emperor
  • Assassination
  • Becoming Terrible
  • The Legacy of Ivan “The Terrible”
  • And much, much more!

Some of the topics covered in part three of this audiobook include:

  • Twilight of the Tsars
  • Peace, Land, and Bread
  • Defending the Revolution

Some of the topics covered in part four of this audiobook include:

  • The Undeniable Attraction of Marxism
  • World War II: Espionage Between Allies
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the history of Russia, get this audiobook now!

©2019 Captivating History (P)2019 Captivating History

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Informative and truly captivating

An enjoyable and informative listen presented in manageable bitesizes that kept my attention. Very necessary for a quick understanding of where Russia is coming from during these days of their war with Ukraine. I am particularly grateful for the section that covered Ivan The Terrible. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a short introduction to the history of Russia.

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  • S. Kostka
  • 26-08-20

Not As Advertised

The title, "History of Russia," is misleading. It should be entitled something like, "An Anthology of Russian History." The first 4 hours and 40 minutes is a superficial recounting of 1000 years of Russian history. This is followed by a history of Peter the Great, Next up is a history of the 1917 revolutions and the creation of the USSR. I don't know what comes after that because I got fed up. The two readers to whom I listened mispronounced common words and place names with abandon. Examples: Leipzig, magnate, gendarme, dynasty, etc.

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  • sebastian dechert
  • 01-01-21

Dry

Very dry delivery. Speed narrator voice. Sounds like robot.

The content feels rushed. Pick another ebook

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  • CollenePetri
  • 22-12-19
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Very nice written book, not at all heavy as a book

This is a very good book for those interested in Russian history, particularly the very early years. Have enjoyed it a great deal.

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  • FranciscoBaylone
  • 22-12-19

SPLENDID HISTORY

listen to this audiobook and understand the Russian bear.Captivating History whose thorough review of facts is deliciously melded with amusing information and stirring prose.

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  • jamesandersonjohn
  • 22-12-19

A good Place to Start

I hope you enjoy this audiobook, and I believe it gives you a better grasp of the Russian people. They are a great nation, and it would be good if more Westerner's understood them better.

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  • BarneySoleees
  • 22-12-19

A walk through Russian history.

It's mostly factual information. Any of the authors thoughts and opinions are purposefully easy to identify.

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  • MarylouEhrhardtt
  • 22-12-19
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Five Stars

An amazing audiobook on Russian history, having heard it cover to cover twice, I find I am always learning something new each time.

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  • CristiManise
  • 22-12-19
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Awesome work of book authors.

I needed a sense, a understanding of the country and this book gave me that. Russia is a country I knew little about and this helped immensely.

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  • Aullough
  • 21-12-19
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Awesome introductory history

Very easy to read unlike most academic history, and unlike many pop history books, the book is factual. An excellent introduction into Iranian history.

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  • Hammond
  • 21-12-19
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GREAT book!

One of the very best insights into the history, belief, and minds of our counterparts in the East. This is an excellent book for anyone who wishes to know more about a fascinating country and peoples.

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