"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
"A fantastic listen"
This is a reall interesting book, describing the life of our medieval ancestors in a very accessible way. I found the descriptions fascinating and the book was narrated beautifully by Jonathan Keeble - exactly the right tone and pace for me.
"Medieval world brought to life"
An interesting fact filled pleasure to listen to with that "un-put-downable" factor. So good I bought the Elizabethan book! Go ahead enjoy a good read.
In my forties now i hated history at school, but felt i needed something to keep up with my young daughters never ending questions on the subject. This was surprisingly good, infact i will go as far as to say i really enjoyed it and will certainly listen to more from this author.
A fantastic book read by an equally fantastic reader! Mr Keeble obviously really enjoyed reading this book, his enthusiasm is evident all the way through and it's so easy to get pulled along with him and laugh with him too.
It's so interesting finding out about how our ancestors lived, worked and died all those years ago and Ian Mortimer writes in such a way that you don't want the book to end. Highly recommended!