...master of none
Listening to lectures can be hit or miss. Some are good and some are bad. But Professor Drout present this information with such passion and competence that you forget they are lectures. You come to appreciate the materials so much more because of his infectious love and interest in the time period. I can't wait to listen to his other courses and I can't recommend this one highly enough.
This is embarrasing to listen to, particularly for English listeners who are not used to historians refering to Hitler as "a piece of garbage" or other school yard gee up coloquialisms which render any treatise worthless and questionable. Conflicts (such as the Viking invasion of England) are referred to in a glib fashion that would normally only be expected from someone brought up on computer games.
To be avoided by those with a serious interest in history. Astonishing that it has received such a high rating from other reviewers - presumably family and friends!