I may have expected more from this one, but what I found was a lengthy pro et contra for believing or not believing in God. The author admits to being a Christian believer, and I feel that this colours the lectures a bit.
I would say that this is something you should listen to if you are unsure about why you believe, or why you don't believe. Alternately, if you are looking to rehearse arguments for those long debates on the existence of a creator.
This is a highly entertaining work of popular science. At times it is thought provoking, and at times funny. The farther into the century the author gets, the less rooted in facts the narrative becomes. As one should expect.
The writing is easy and flows well, the narrator does a good job and is pleasant to listen to.
The narrative flows exceptionally well, and unfortunately I've almost finished this lecture allready. The scope of this treatise is just wide enough to relate the events described to the wider picture, without derailing it. This work will also serve for an introduction to the Carolingian era and Charlemagne, and would for a good platform for further reading.
If you are looking for an epic tale of one of the really great persons in history, this is a very good choice. Probably my favourite purchase from Audible so far.
The only thing I'd like to note is the way quotes are handled. At first I got a bit distracted, but after a while I got used to it.
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