I love this time period in England and stumbled across this book recently while browsing for something new. I felt as if I had gone back in time and had my own personal tour guide who took the time to point out a lot of little details often left out of other medieval history books. I have listened to this book several times and never get tired of "looking" at medieval England while my guide answers all my questions.
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.
I had a hard time adapting to a new narrator after listening to Gabaldon's first three books. I loved Porter and didn't feel as drawn to this book with James. I also hate that this and the rest of the Outlander series is only offered in abridged versions. I'm not sure if I'll come back to finish the rest unless the unabridged versions are available. I'd rather read the whole book than listen to half the story.
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