The French Revolution Volume 1 the Bastille

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The French Revolution: A History was written by the Scottish essayist, philosopher, and historian Thomas Carlyle. The three-volume work, first published in 1837 (with a revised edition in print by 1857), charts the course of the French Revolution from 1789 to the height of the Reign of Terror (1793–94) and culminates in 1795. A massive undertaking which draws together a wide variety of sources, Carlyle's history—despite the unusual style in which it is written—is considered to be an authoritative account of the early course of the Revolution.
Volume 1 is titled 'The Bastille' (11 hr 11 min)


1.1.I Louis the Well-Beloved 10:38 Read by shawnzhu
1.1.II. Realised Ideals. 20:28 Read by Stephen Marsh
1.1.III. Viaticum. 8:07 Read by Alan Weyman
1.1.IV. Louis the Unforgotten. 18:50 Read by Elliot Gage
1.2.I. Astraea Redux. 14:23 Read by Greg Golding
1.2.II. Petition in Hieroglyphs. 7:23 Read by Alan Weyman
1.2.III. Questionable. 8:48 Read by Greg Golding
1.2.IV. Maurepas. 8:53 Read by Greg Golding
1.2.V. Astraea Redux without Cash. 8:44 Read by Greg Golding
1.2.VI. Windbags. 9:46 Read by Greg Golding
1.2.VII. Contrat Social.. 6:18 Read by Jeremiah Sutherland
12 - 1.2.VIII. Printed Paper. 11:52 Read by Greg Golding
13 - 1.3.I. Dishonoured Bills. 11:56 Read by engineerdst
14 - 1.3.II. Controller Calonne. 7:29 Read by Greg Golding
15 - 1.3.III. The Notables. . 19:29 Read by Stephen Marsh
16 - 1.3.IV. Lomenie's Edicts. 15:52 Read by Lucretia B.
17 - 1.3.V. Lomenie's Thunderbolts. 12:19 Read by Lynne T
18 - 1.3.VI. Lomenie's Plots. 12:08 Read by Lynne T
19 - 1.3.VII. Internecine. 14:22 Read by Lynne T
20 - 1.3.VIII. Lomenie's Death-throes. 21:35 Read by Stephen Marsh
1.3.IX. Burial with Bonfire. 9:19 Read by Philippa
1.4.I. The Notables Again. 11:21 Read by Stephen Marsh
1.4.II. The Election. 15:22 Read by Khaghbboommm
1.4.III. Grown Electric. 10:27 Read by Alan Weyman
1.4.IV.The Procession. part1 21:46 Read by Khaghbboommm
1.4.IV.The Procession. part2. 22:22 Read by Khaghbboommm
1.5.I. Inertia. 19:40 Read by Olga Byelova
1.5.II. Mercury de Breze. 16:15 Read by jparedes2016
1.5.III. Broglie the War-God. 12:02 Read by Jeremiah Sutherland
1.5.IV. To Arms! 11:57 Read by Jeremiah Sutherland
1.5.V. Give us Arms. 17:55 Read by Jeff Allen
1.5.VI. Storm and Victory. 24:17 Read by Jeff Allen
1.5.VII. Not a Revolt. 10:21 Read by Am77
1.5.VIII. Conquering your King. 9:45 Read by Jeff Allen
1.5.IX. The Lanterne. 15:41 Read by Anna Simon
1.6.I. Make the Constitution. 16:21 Read by Jeffrey Church
1.6.II. The Constituent Assembly. 14:42 Read by Jeffrey Church
1.6.III. The General Overturn. 23:11 Read by Jeffrey Church
1.6.IV. In Queue. 7:42 Read by Alan Weyman
1.6.V. The Fourth Estate. 9:20 Read by Alan Weyman
1.7.I. Patrollotism. 10:31 Read by Elizabeth Buchanan
1.7.II. O Richard, O my King. 11:55 Read by Elizabeth Buchanan
1.7.III. Black Cockades. 4:07 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
1.7.IV. The Menads. 9:33 Read by J. McDougall
1.7.V. Usher Maillard. 15:13 Read by Jeff Allen
1.7 VI To Versailles 10:11 Read by Am77
1.7.VII. At Versailles. 9:12 Read by Elizabeth Buchanan
1.7.VIII. The Equal Diet. 11:54 Read by Elizabeth Buchanan
1.7.IX. Lafayette. 9:22 Read by J. McDougall
1.7.X. The Grand Entries. 13:34 Read by Jeff Allen
1.7.XI. From Versailles. 16:55 Read by Anna Simon


(4.5 stars)

good book glad someone read it, some chapters reading are a bit rough though if you want it to male sense you should read a normal history first

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(0.5 stars)

The reading is jerky, pausing at inappropriate points. Sometimes he mumbles and the intonation is inappropriate. This is the most painful audio book I've ever listened to and I switched off after a few minutes.