Over the years since I got into this hobby I usually listened to television or maybe the odd podcast (Dan Carlin’s Hardcore history is amazing BTW) while I painted. Painting is therapeutic and relaxing. I also have a passion for reading books on military history. Given the size of my mountain of lead, I had to find a way to do both. This is were Audible comes in. I know its not for everyone and it can be expensive, but I feel I have never been more productive.
I am not going to go into a full book review as I dont feel I am qualified. I will simply state if I enjoyed it or not and maybe a passing comment.
First up: Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence by John Ferling. Great overview of the war. Only wished the narrator was more lively.
The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front by Peter Hart. Amazing amount of detail. It inspired me to complete my WW1 British Army for FOW
Napoleon: A life by Andrew Roberts. A very good overview of the Napoleon and his rise and fall. This book inspired me so much that I have several 6mm armies in the mail as we speak!
The Civil War by Shelby Foote. Hands down my favorite book on the Civil War. I have read the books twice before and now I am listening to them again. I know I will listen to this book again and again. Hopefully, I can figure out what scale to finish ACW. I have 15mm, 28mm, and 6mm.
Any recommendations please post!