Tell us about yourself!
Professor Drout gives an energetic and informative narrative. This lecture was inciteful and didn't come across as typical textbook history on the Anglo-Saxon world. He obviously enjoys the subject matter and it translates into his reading.
I have to admit, I bought this lecture on an Audible sale and was only mildly interested in the topic. But Prof. Drout is so obviously fascinated by this subject that he made me fascinated as well. He talks in "normal" language, and has just the right amount of humorous rambling every once in a while that it felt like he was just chatting with me in my living room. I thoroughly enjoyed this lecture and highly recommend it whether you are interested in this subject or not!
Prof. Drout livelily explains Anglo-Saxon history, culture, literature, and its people in his work "The Modern Scholar: The Anglo-Saxon World". I felt as if I was learning about someone so close to me, instead of some distant culture happened a long time ago in the history. Despite of the length (7+ hours), I truly enjoyed every bit of the lesson. Now I am listening for the second time!
I had always thought I was probably German until I started my geneology and found most of my family lines that had german sounding names fed into o from Great Britian. This book directly tells my family history in that section and time in the world.
This is one of the best spoken books I've listened to. I do a lot of country driving and so I play a lot of audio books. They have to be engaging to listen to as well as having interesting content. Prof. Drout is very engaging and speaks directly to you. History as a subject tends to attract those sorts of professors who drone on and on. Not in this case. Drout is likable and expressive. His speaking voice is very engaging. And the content is very nicely balanced between being complex and thorough and yet not being esoteric or riddled with jargon. I have quite a number of modern scholar productions now written by Prof. Drout and have never been disappointed. I find these productions to be a brilliant way to learn and to revisit my own studies.
Drout's lecture series on Tolkien is also brilliant and worth getting. Don't hesitate. Get it. You will not regret it.
A New Angle on the Anglos!
This production is really worth getting. Drout really knows his stuff. And he keeps you engaged and interested all the way through.
I really enjoyed this book and Drout is very entertaining, I got several of his other books as a result of this book.Highly recommend.
This was my first audiobook lecture by Drout. I have now bought several others as he is a great speaker and story teller. I really enjoyed this look back in history and learned more than I anticipated about the Anglo-Saxons both as it was and how the modern world see them.
Great professor who really gets into his lectures. Micheal Drout is fantastic and I will be getting more of his work.
Drama teacher and Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan
Dr. Drout makes me want to learn. He approaches this subject with his greatest asset -- not his knowledge or research -- but his enthusiasm. Drout truly cares about the Anglo Saxon period and his love of these interesting people shows in his lectures. He also uses simple mnemonic devices to help us understand the timeline. Had I taken Dr. Drout's course in college, I would have been well pleased at the money I had spent. Luckily, with this recording, I can revisit the course whenever I want.
I've always been fascinated by the Anglo-Saxon era forward and can't remember how I stumbled on the Modern Scholar series, but so far I've listened to two lectures and I can't wait to listen to more. My wish list is overflowing! I'm not any kind of expert, just a person with a love for history and I really enjoyed this particular lecture. The professor is animated and passionate as he shares his knowledge with listeners, and you find yourself wanting more. If you love this time period and you think you've read or heard it all, I highly recommend you discover this Modern Scholar lecture. You won't be disappointed.