"In a steady, even voice, Napoleon Ryan narrates this majestic, fact-filled history of Europe between the Napoleonic Wars and WWI (1815-1914). The audiobook is as lengthy as that action-filled century, which includes revolutions, wars, the march of the Industrial Revolution, and the dramatic changes in society that resulted. Ryan fluidly shifts languages as he describes events across the length and breadth of Europe, and the world. His warm, melodic voice sweeps listeners across borders during this dynamic period. Throughout this dense history, Ryan delivers statistics, names, and events without hesitation or pause. His successful narration keeps listeners engaged with this fascinating history, full of names, innovations, inventions, economics, and social change. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"