"A fascinating tale, well told!"
It was very enjoyable to listen to the story because this had the advantage of hearing the old English spoken aloud which added to the sense of being in mediaeval England.
It was so interesting to hear in detail about the devestation on the population and economy caused by the plague Also hearing about how some things changed very little over the century and how some things were completely different.
Jonathan Keeble has a very easy voice to listen to, very pleasant.
An excellent book and very well read.
"Take a copy when you travel"
A heartily recommend this book to anyone intending to travel back into the past. Informative and packed through with facts and stories to keep you interested.
The narration is excellent, clear and with the tone just right.
"time travellers guide to medieval england"
A fascinating and enthralling journey through the ups and downs of life in medieval england. It looked at things from an unusual perspective and made you think more deeply about life then and now. It was enjoyable and light hearted at times and didn't condescend . Jonathan Keeble's voice was easy to listen to and enhanced the words.
"Enjoyable and refreshing history book"
I really enjoyed this book and its narrative history slant. There are a few choice words (entirely in context) so be careful if, like me, you decide to listen to the book in the car with children present!
It is read very clearly and with great character too which added a lot to my enjoyment of this book.
"Great and Informative"
Loved this book It was the first book I purchased on audible.It is very informative and the narrator is easy on the ear. I cleared my whole garden last summer whilst listening to this
certainly made that chore easier!
"History brought to life"
The title of this audio book is perfect. The listener is transported back in time and left to take in the sounds, sights and smells of medieval England. The clothes, the food, the bed bugs are all there right in your face, as if you are really there.Such an experience of history - not simply a list of facts to remember - '1066 and all that'- is remarkable and unlike anything I have read before. This audio book shows just how exciting history can and should be when told and taught with great skill and empathy for the listener.
"If Only My History Lesson's Had Been Like This."
I adore this audiobook, to me it conjures up smells and the atmosphere of a fascinating era. It reminds me of a History teacher in my junior school, he made lessons fun and so interesting that you absorbed the knowledge that has stayed with me to this day. It is such a shame my secondary teachers did not have this skill.
This fantastic book is so much more fun to listen to then the staged medieval/prehistoric fact/fiction slashies I'm normally stuck with when trying to draw myself into the past. Very very enjoyable - and I don't have to worry about the veracity!
Just brilliant. Covers so many subjects, from food,drink, transport, social attitudes, costume, trade, law, , medicine, disease, housing and social hierarchy, showing the author's vast knowledge.
What a great listen. There is so much information in this riveting book it deserves to be a classic.
I have listened to this in the car, then rewound the ipod and listened to the same piece again at night before bed.
This book takes you into the medieval times with such clarity and understanding. It is a joy to share.
This is well worth the listen