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Days that Changed the World

Written by: Carrie Gibson
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: History, World
4.5 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)

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Ordinary people. Extraordinary stories. Listen to history's unsung heroes who changed the world, in this powerful documentary series. Get closer to events you may only have heard about from school books with these first person accounts of key moments in recent world history.

In each episode we explore pertinent dates from 1936 to 2010 and find out what happened through the eyes of those who were there. Crossing the globe and drawing on events in London, Mexico City and Afghanistan to name but a few we hear stories including takes from an athlete, journalist, chess player and soldier.

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Excellent series that briefs listeners on very interesting historic events. A joy to listen to and learn from!

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Good Work Audibles

Simple listen. Request the team to bring out some moments from the East as well.

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  • 25-08-20

I learnt something in an interesting way

very nicely put in a lot of original voices and picked up moments often known but with more insights and drama.

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Awesome

a must hear for get your jaws dropped and the anecdotes well wowee! Brilliant Man

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Learnt that a lot of things existed. Good knowledge. Not bad presentation either. Good voices.

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love it completely

all Stories are remarkable , most of the world does not know about these events collectively aware of all the moments is great

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  • 24-09-18

Great if you can ignore the production

Good topics, but it's hard to assess the writing, structure and conclusions when the special effects/music are set so loud they obscure the words. Not for people with any kind of auditory issues.

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  • UncleFred
  • 26-01-20

Are shorter audios possible?

Nothing to complain. My question is if you keep extending a narrative just to fill 5, 10,15 or 30 minutes, how can even your avid fans ever listen to all on offer. Of course you will sell less. Assignments to your producers should be given with NO intention to put in 'issue fillers'. If I give you 10 minutes give reasonably dense 10 minutes. Cut it down to 5 if that is all you need. Make us feel we don't want to miss a word of your shows. Gone are the days when we were idle and wanted an always-there companionship on the radio. And oh, I can't find 'the rest was history' in the Audible store.

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  • 11-06-19

Good but irritating

This is a good story, but the sound effects, the screeching metal sounds are annoying and unnecessary.

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  • P. Smith
  • 07-02-20

Sad it doesn’t string together

I am three shows into this. The content is very interesting and very well presented. However, it is very disappointing that at the end of an episode it just stops. If you are driving, this leaves you with nothing to listen to, or you can do the dangerous thing of interacting with your cell phone to start the next section. I would give it five stars if only each session linked smoothly to the next as a normal recorded book does or a podcast.

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  • Olivia
  • 03-03-19

Takes history and makes it personal

This takes history that you may or may not know about and puts it on a personal level, interviewing people who actually lived it. The only compliant I have is the sound design. On some of the episodes, I REALLY hated the sound effects that were super loud. RIP headphone users.

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  • Jeremy F.
  • 27-02-20

A bias view in many cases-grain of salt needed

Pros:
**Free
**High quality production
**The concept and variety of topics

Cons:
**whether intentional or not, many of the episodes ooze the authors personal opinions and political views through one sided storytelling which forces anyone seeking honest information to become skeptical about everything presented throughout the series. This series would be amazing if they would begin to tell a truthful and 2 sided story.

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  • william dicarlo
  • 20-06-20

Very well done and informative.

If you like history from the 'horse's mouth' you'll enjoy this informative story telling.

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  • Garrett Cauthen
  • 14-03-20

excellent yet one sided

it was amazing to listen and really feel like you are learning something, even on a subject that you may already have known about.
HOWEVER, it did seem very one sided accounts of history. ("History is written by the victors.") each story gave many faces and dates, yet seemed to focus on one sided of history much of the time.
Wonderfully edited, beautiful narrative, excellent delve into history both common and unheard.

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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 07-06-19

Great series

I've really enjoyed listening to this series. The events highlighted range from famous to obscure and each is illuminating in its own way about the state of the current world.

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  • Keith Karouzos
  • 02-01-19

Don't waste your time

Don't waste your time unless you like to hear short stories from a very leftist perspective.

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  • Elviera
  • 13-08-18

Fantastic!

I normally listen to fiction only but this is so worth it! Absolutly fascinating stories!

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  • Kellie Bird
  • 03-12-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this series

Very informative and enjoyable! I learnt a great deal about the world in a relatively short time. Great for short commutes to work.

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  • Paul Chadwick
  • 31-01-19

A professional job. Great to listen to.

It’s great listening. Very professionally and skillfully put together. The use of sound and different narration and samples is great at feeding the imagination and helps immerse you in the story of each episode. Great work. Highly recommend it.

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  • TassosT
  • 19-11-18

Excellent!

This is a great collection, wonderfully narrated. I sure hope there's more where this came from!

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  • Keith
  • 08-07-20

interesting but verbose.

I got the impression that the material was dumbed down, as it seemed a little repetitive in the content. The multiple speakers, cutting away all the time was distracting for me.

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  • Wafa
  • 03-07-20

Enjoyed this very much

Inspiring moving and eye opening stories and hearing them from the people who had first hand experience or been through them is humbling.
a great effort the only constructive feedback I may give is that some of the chapters had sharp or very high notes of music within the gaps that were a bit irritating
other than that all was great

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-20

Such a great series

Interesting and important stories about our history told well. I hope there are plans to make many more!

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  • Molod
  • 11-03-20

Great to listen to with older children

we were listening it in the car on family trips. stories are short so we could cover a story in one trip mostly. then an iteresting discussion and questions would follow. highly recommend!

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  • Paul Russell
  • 10-02-20

Politicised to the point of ruining the series.

What would have been a great series is ruined by a bias toward one side of todays political argument.

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  • Donald O'Neill
  • 25-11-19

Days that changed the world

I enjoyed this immensely - It was interesting, informative and thought provoking. Well presented. Give it a go!

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  • Miriam
  • 16-06-20

Evocative

An induvidual account of how a city, a culture, the nation, a family responded to the unimaginable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-06-20

Loved it..more please!

Excellent! Intriguing, humorous ,and all true. Well narrated. Short stories easy to finish in one hit.