From the start, this is an electrifying account. It's the story of the almighty battle between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union - WW2's Eastern Front. If you don't know this story (and you should) then you won't find a better way of becoming acquainted with it. Even if you are very familiar with it you should listen to this series. Dan Carlin brings the titanic fight between Hitler's Wehrmacht and Stalin's Red Army to life in a way I've never come across before. it's beautifully researched (Carlin obviously has a great knowledge and love for his subject), the pacing and flow never lets up, and it is superbly delivered. I've returned to it again and again and get something new out of it every time. If anything parts 2 and 3 are even better, but I can't give them 6 stars so 5 will have to do. A truly great series.