This book is engaging if you are interested in the monarchy of England, but I feel that it was severely mis-represented by the title. It should be called A HIstory of the Monarchy of England. There is very little about the history of the people, and indeed many of the monarchs were not actually English-speaking.
The narrator did a great job and really worked to bring rather dry text alive.
The imagery was wonderful. I was not expecting this free excerpt to be so good. I will definitely read more by this author. In a short time, you really got a sense of the relationship between the mother and daughter (and could empathize with both). The description is magical, both literally and figuratively as the memory of story-time between the characters draws you into a world of lost children, witches and spells. Very well handled, expertly read and beautifully constructed text.
I have always had a love/hate relationship with Charles Dickens, and this audioook has swung me back to love. A treasure.
I will definitely be seeking other Dickens titles and works by the same narrator.
This book is the BEST type of satirical. Its heart-warming, hilarious, compassionate and astute.
Anton Lesser really does justice to a world of characters. You completely forget that the narrator is male, one person...etc. Dickens is hard work and I give him full credit - an excellent job!
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