The French Revolution


Read by Ray Clare

(4.4 stars; 35 reviews)

“It is, for that matter, self-evident that if one community decides in one fashion, another, also sovereign, in the opposite fashion, both cannot be right. Reasoning men have also protested, and justly, against the conception that what a majority in numbers, or even (what is more compelling still) a unanimity of decision in a community may order, may not only be wrong but may be something which that community has no authority to order since, though it possesses a civil and temporal authority, it acts against that ultimate authority which is its own consciousness of right. Men may and do justly protest against the doctrine that a community is incapable of doing deliberate evil; it is as capable of such an action as is an individual. But men nowhere do or can deny that the community acting as it thinks right is ultimately sovereign: there is no alternative to so plain a truth.” - Hilaire Belloc (6 hr 59 min)

Chapters

01 - Preface 6:39 Read by Ray Clare
02 - Chapter I The Political Theory of the Revolution 14:35 Read by Ray Clare
03 - Chapter I (concluded) 15:46 Read by Ray Clare
04 - Chapter II Rousseau 13:47 Read by Ray Clare
05 - Chapter III The Characters of the Revolution - King Louis XVI 13:08 Read by Ray Clare
06 - Chapter III The Characters of the Revolution - The Queen 14:36 Read by Ray Clare
07 - Chapter III The Characters of the Revolution - Mirabeau 13:46 Read by Ray Clare
08 - Chapter III The Characters of the Revolution - La Fayette - Dumouriez - D… 17:43 Read by Ray Clare
09 - Chapter III The Characters of the Revolution - Carnot - Marat - Robespierre 19:04 Read by Ray Clare
10 - Chapter IV - The Phases of the Revolution - I 11:03 Read by Ray Clare
11 - Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - I 14:32 Read by Ray Clare
12 - Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - II 7:05 Read by Ray Clare
13 - Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - III 10:54 Read by Ray Clare
14- Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - IV 9:17 Read by Ray Clare
15- Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - IV 9:20 Read by Ray Clare
16 - Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - V 13:28 Read by Ray Clare
17 - Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - VI 10:38 Read by Ray Clare
18- Chapter IV (cont.) - The Phases of the Revolution - VI 10:58 Read by Ray Clare
19 - Chapter IV (concluded) - The Phases of the Revolution - VI 8:28 Read by Ray Clare
20 - Chapter V - The Military Aspect of the Revolution 10:34 Read by Ray Clare
21 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution 13:00 Read by Ray Clare
22 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution 10:46 Read by Ray Clare
23 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution 11:51 Read by Ray Clare
24 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution 10:43 Read by Ray Clare
25 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution 9:57 Read by Ray Clare
26 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution 11:04 Read by Ray Clare
27 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution 10:32 Read by Ray Clare
28 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution 9:49 Read by Ray Clare
29 - Chapter V (cont.) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution 10:37 Read by Ray Clare
30 - Chapter V (concluded) - The Military Aspect of the Revolution 7:21 Read by Ray Clare
31 - Chapter VI - The Revolution and the Catholic Church 11:10 Read by Ray Clare
32 - Chapter VI (cont.) - The Revolution and the Catholic Church 10:26 Read by Ray Clare
33- Chapter VI (cont.) - The Revolution and the Catholic Church 10:38 Read by Ray Clare
34- Chapter VI (cont.) - The Revolution and the Catholic Church 11:03 Read by Ray Clare
35- Chapter VI (cont.) - The Revolution and the Catholic Church 12:17 Read by Ray Clare
36- Chapter VI (concluded) - The Revolution and the Catholic Church 13:03 Read by Ray Clare

Reviews

Ray Clare is a great reader!


(5 stars)

clear great enunciatiom and excellent commentary on french revolution

Good read


(4 stars)

Intriguing history of the French Revolution, with some interesting exploration of its military and religious dimensions. Good reader - would have been better to learn how to pronounce some French cities like “Lyons” or “Marseilles.” Minor issue. Thanks for bringing this inspired history alive.

Superb Historical Panorama


(5 stars)

Excellent overview with military and Catholic angles well covered.

the author seems to ramble on a few irrelevant topics


(2 stars)

the French revolution is raycyst


(4.5 stars)

a bunch of whiteys complaining about their privileged lot in life and deciding they were going to overthrow their devinly ordained government is scandalous. The real problem is they were oppressing African Americans living in France. Rather than support the nobility and their quest to bring equity to the BIPOCs being oppressed by the white serfs, the serfs rose up and showed their raycysm by destroying their government. It is akin to the right wing raycyst refusing to bow before the majesty of Jeff Bezos. Support white liberal billionairs in their quest to end Raycysm and bring equity to equity to the BIPOCS being oppressed by gun owners. Support your government. Ban the French Revolution. Ban freedom, which is just a code word for white supremacy.