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  • Revolution

  • The History of England, Book 4
  • By: Peter Ackroyd
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

In Revolution, Peter Ackroyd takes listeners from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was - again - at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Indwpth

  • By Ky on 04-16-19

Very Indwpth

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-19

Another great instalment in the series. A bit heavy on the theatre history but very good read.

  • Voices of the Powerless: Plantation and the Seeds of Discord

  • Portadown, County Armagh and the Ulster Plantation
  • By: Melvyn Bragg
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Melvyn Bragg follows his long historical exploration of the Routes of English with Voices of the Powerless, the BBC Radio 4 series in which he explores the lives of the ordinary working men and women of Britain at critical moments across the last 1,000 years. Ulster, one of the four ancient provinces of Ireland, remained largely independent of English rule until the end of the 16th century. The plantation period the programme looks at is the half century between the Tudor conquest of Ulster in the 1590s and the rebellion of the Ulster Irish in 1641.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Ky on 12-06-18

Interesting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Very interesting. It's important information as some people don't know the facts about the Plantation which causes some unrest. I wish it was longer.

  • The Age of the Vikings

  • By: Anders Winroth
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships, not only to raid, but also to explore. Despite their fearsome reputation, the Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets, and even the infamous berserkers were far from invincible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting history. Narrator could be better

  • By PopPop51 on 07-09-15

Very Interesting

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Reviewed: 11-03-18

The real deal when it comes to a people largely fictionalized by modern day entertainment.

  • A Brief Guide to Celtic Myths and Legends

  • Brief Histories
  • By: Martyn Whittock
  • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52

A very accessable guide that fills the gap between academic analysis and less-critical retellings of the myths and legends. Marytn Whittock provides an accessible overview while also assessing the current state of research regarding the origins and significance of the myths. Since all records of the myths first occur in the early medieval period, the focus is on the survival of pre-Christian mythology and the interactions of the early Christian writers with these myths.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Murray on 08-11-14

In depth

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I thought this would be a telling of the myths as stories. It was more about the background and origins

  • The Vikings

  • By: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kenneth W. Harl
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,517

As raiders and explorers, the Vikings played a decisive role in the formation of Latin Christendom, and particularly of western Europe. Now, in a series of 36 vivid lectures by an honored teacher and classical scholar, you have the opportunity to understand this remarkable race as never before, studying the Vikings not only as warriors, but in all of the other roles in which they were equally extraordinary - merchants, artists, kings, raiders, seafarers, shipbuilders, and creators of a remarkable literature of myths and sagas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling Presentation of a Fascinating Subject

  • By AppleCedAR on 09-14-13

Very Interesting

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Reviewed: 05-19-18

So interesting and thorough. Listening to this book is like taking a full course in Viking history.

  • Reset

  • Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture
  • By: David Murray
  • Narrated by: David Murray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Largely due to overwork and the stresses of modern life, men in work and ministry are increasingly run down, anxious, and depressed. But is this level of physical and spiritual weariness inevitable? Just as a car needs to be regularly refueled, retuned, and repaired in order to keep running, a balanced life can be sustained only when a man takes proper steps to stay on track.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book! Very helpful and practical application!

  • By Matt Connors on 03-14-19

Important

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-18

Important for any one in full time ministry or volunteership. Im in missions and this book helped me a lot.

  • The Normans

  • From Raiders to Kings
  • By: Lars Brownworth
  • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

In The Normans, Lars Brownworth follows their story, from the first shock of a Viking raid on an Irish monastery to the exile of the last Norman Prince of Antioch. In the process, he brings to vivid life the Norman tapestry's rich cast of characters: figures like Rollo the Walker, William Iron-Arm, Tancred the Monkey King, and Robert Guiscard. The Normans presents a fascinating glimpse of a time when a group of restless adventurers had the world at their fingertips.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Norsemen in Palermo

  • By Jim on 02-23-15

Everything you want to know

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-18

This book tells you everything you could ever want to know about the Normans and gives fresh insight to more familiar figures.

  • The Templars

  • The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
  • By: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: Dan Jones
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994

In 1307, as they struggled to secure their last strongholds in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Templars fell afoul of the vindictive and impulsive king of France. On Friday, October 13, hundreds of brothers were arrested en masse, imprisoned, tortured, and disbanded amid accusations of lurid sexual misconduct and heresy. They were tried by the Vatican in secret proceedings. But were they heretics or victims of a ruthlessly repressive state?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected

  • By Protogere on 10-30-17

Fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-17

A great listen about an all too often fantastical and murky subject. Jones gives an entertaining and clear narrative about the Templars that is better than any fiction.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Captivating

  • Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
  • By: John Eldredge, Stasi Eldredge
  • Narrated by: John Eldredge, Stasi Eldredge
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749

What Wild at Heart did for men, Captivating is doing for women: setting their hearts free. This groundbreaking audiobook shows listeners the glorious design of women before the fall, describes how the feminine heart can be restored, and casts a vision for the power, freedom, and beauty of a woman released to be all she was meant to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This will change you

  • By Unknown on 10-31-15

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-17

Written for women but there is a lot of good insight for men and who we are too

  • Belfast Noir

  • By: Adrian McKinty (editor), Stuart Neville (editor)
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies, Gerard Doyle, John Keating, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 285

Reflecting a city still divided, Belfast Noir serves as a record of a city transitioning to normalcy, or perhaps as a warning that underneath the fragile peace darker forces still lurk. Featuring brand-new stories by: Glenn Patterson, Eoin McNamee, Garbhan Downey, Lee Child, Alex Barclay, Brian McGilloway, Ian McDonald, Arlene Hunt, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Claire McGowan, Steve Cavanagh, Lucy Caldwell, Sam Millar, and Gerard Brennan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By carmen on 04-09-15

Interesting

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-17

An interesting read if you're interested in Belfast but needlessly edgy at times and graphic. It seems like its trying to be dark by way of over compensation

1 of 2 people found this review helpful