What We’re (Nicole and I) currently listening to in Audiobooks

Nicole and I are currently listening to “My Early Life” by Winston Churchill.

Whoever you are… STOP what you’re doing and listen to this book.  First off the narrator is doing a bang up job of actually imitating Churchill.  For my fellow writers you absolutely cannot miss this character.  Shades of him will pop any character of that particular cut (Steampunk definitely) your currently working on.  The history is especially fascinating.  The glimpse into the pre -Downton Abbey era is incredible as are his tales of India.

Finally…

Winston Churchill was the opposite of everybody.  The things you think you know about the caricature of him are replaced by the image of a young man making his way in a world growing dark.  Very Determined, and yes, “plucky and adventure-y.”

This is a fascinating read for our times and it’s still relevant re: the Churchill Bust-Return debacle and the approaching conflict between leftist fascism and the freedom loving peoples of the earth.  You can see why Barack Obama was so insecure regarding the bust.  Churchill was a doer of great things and an optimist of the human spirit.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this listen.  Seriously.

About Nick Cole

Nick Cole is a working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot, kicked, stabbed or beaten by the students of various film schools for their projects, he can often be found as a guard for King Phillip the Second of Spain in the Opera Don Carlo at Los Angeles Opera or some similar role. Nick Cole has been writing for most of his life and acting in Hollywood after serving in the U.S. Army. You can also find him on Twitter.

One Response to What We’re (Nicole and I) currently listening to in Audiobooks

  1. I’ve got all the respect in the world for Sir Winston Churchill, and no doubt that’s a fascinating read. I would be interesting to hear first-hand accounts of the late 19th century, I suppose he was only a bit younger than Mahatma Gandhi? Perhaps while Gandhi was going to South Africa, Churchill was going to India lol I don’t think the bit about WWI will be too pleasant though. After the long-suffering disaster that was the Gallipoli Campaign, Churchill himself got in the trenches. I think he started out as a Sergeant, and got some first-hand experience of the Great War.

    Hard to imagine him in the mud, blood, and guts of WWI since he’s so well known as helping to lead Britain through WWII. Then again during WWI there was also Hitler as a Corporal (basically one step above Private; not a very high rank), Stalin was helping the Russian Revolution on the side of the Soviets, and I think even Mussolini was getting his hands dirty. In regards to the Leftist Fascists of today that seem to be frequently trying to quash free speech as well as causing riots, Sir Winston Churchill had something to say about that as well before his passing in the 1960s. “The Fascists of the future will claim to be anti-fascist.” Probably a bit paraphrased, but amazing how he was so spot-on half a century ago.

    On a more light-hearted note however, I wonder what he would have thought of the Monty Python troupe who basically started out with their TV show Flying Circus in 1969…

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