I've listened to most of the books Audible has to offer covering the Middle Ages. This particular book is unique. It is structured into almost 400 segments that resemble grandiose captions rather than chapters. Each chapter is preceded by a sound effect that would be more comfortable in a Dr Who episode, circa 1974. The author and narrator speaks in a rigid and clipped fashion. He has a penchant for strange and unique pronunciations of certain words that I would describe as bizarre. His description of certain figures stands in direct opposition to commonly held opinion without any substantiation.
The net result is best described as uncomfortable.
I'll be curious to get some other perspectives on the topic but this was a hoot. I enjoyed it tremendously.
Just a good read. Great information. Well developed and presented.
He broke down different periods of Plantagenet rule that have been covered extensively before, with a perspective and clarity that is refreshing.The period with Stephen and Matilda was particularly good.
There were a few things that got glossed over, like Edward II but overall it was exceptional.
The information was pretty good but the presentation was completely maddening. Some people really like her style but I'm not one of them.
This is the first book of the series that I have not thoroughly enjoyed.
Her approach was over animated and terribly unnecessary.
There are other books in the series on the topic that I will likely get.
Best fiction book I've listened to. One of my very favorite books in general.
There are many. Jack and Gex getting reacquainted was good.
He did a fantastic job with complex material. Often different voices can be distracting be he did an amazing job with some complex material.
This is the last part of an eight book epic. All of the books are broken into two or three parts. There is nothing about this that could be done in a single sitting.
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