Exellent historical entertainment. Very well researched and conveyed in an entertaining yet enlightening manner. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in these times. Look no further.
I have edited 38 national best sellers and had a writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This book was so fascinating, I couldn't wait to get back to it each morning when I took my walk. It covers every aspect of life in medieval England, and I learned a great deal while being thoroughly entertained. I can't wait for Mortimer's next book (Guide to Elizabethan England) to become available. The narrator was exceptional.
I'll keep this brief. For work I don't enjoy, I usually do this, because there's no reason to browbeat. Sio, let's cut to the chase.
First, the delivery is under par. I expected more, and maybe that's my problem. It's a shame, as I love historical works. This is too shallow. Also, a HUGE problem is that the author has taken different periods in medieval England, and mashed his favorites together into one made-up view of his perceived history. Much of this didn't exist at the same time, sometimes decades apart, so actually, this is NOT a true historical view. Sorry, but that becomes fiction when an author attempts this - And when he or she does so, it is no longer historical. To call it such, is an insult to any listener.
Again, maybe that's MY problem, not yours.
When I delete an audiobook, there's a reason, and did I ever delete this one.
Save your credits for a better read.
I really enjoyed this...cool way to deliver historical information...if you're even remotely interested in this topic, I recommend you give it a listen
For me, history comes alive when I can understand the world in which people lived. While there's not a lot of "story" here, Mortimer does a great job of painting a picture of what the century would have been like, especially coming from our perspective. He says that one cannot truly understand one's own century without first coming to know two others. I think that is true.
Exceptionally interesting and well presented monologue covering a period of interest for me. The author touches on the "why" as well as the "what".
This was a detailed and interesting book. The scenes were very well described and came alive in my mind as I listened. Very well written and read, with a touch of humour.
There was a lot of interesting information about the time period that I didnt anything about.
The people in medieval England called the stream where they dumped their waste "Shitbrook"
There were no characters.
Go back in time without leaving your chair
The book is a bit elementary but still an informative read. I do wonder if the premise is a bit far-fetched, but it seemed to work okay
yes, i have several times. Always interesting and engaging. you catch things you missed the first or even the second time.
the narration is engaging and the qualitiy of the product is excellent
I have listened to this audio book 4 complete times now
Well constructed and well read. I have the book too. Best overview I have found.