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The fifth in the new Naxos AudioBooks series 'In a Nutshell', The French Revolution is a short and accessible introduction to one of the most important periods in European history. It brings vividly to life the implacable Robespierre, the frightened Marie Antoinette and the iconic image of the guillotine. But it also demonstrates the key role the Revolution played in the d...more
Published December 1st 2009 by Findaway World (first published January 1st 2009)
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Patty Marvel
This audiobook (written by Neil Wenborn and read by Roy McMillan) is only 90 minutes long, so it's perfect if you want a quick and dirty explanation of events while you're on a treadmill or some such thing. I'd also recommend it for any high school student about to take French class or study French history so they don't go into class cold OR use this as a primer before reading Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables" or Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities."

My one problem with the audiobook is the Wenbo...more
Keir
Pretty much does what it says on the tin, a very brief overview of the key events. Would be interesting to learn how the popular masses that seem to crucial to the political events were organised and how their internal dynamics worked, but that is a question for a more in depth study.
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