adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $10.65

Buy for $10.65

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Learn all about the Savage Stone Age, with all the nasty bits left in. You probably thought that Stone Age people spent all their time standing stones up on one end and rubbing sticks together to make fires.

©1999 Terry Deary & Martin Brown (P)2013 Scholastic UK

What listeners say about Horrible Histories: Savage Stone Age

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Sooooooooooooo cool funny and hilarious

Same review as vicious Vikings. Go look at that one one more thing more I want more (btw I’m 9 and a girl )

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Homeschooling

We are radical UNschoolers and this series is GREAT. Engaging, funny, interesting! And educational. We also enjoy the horrible maths and science books.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Wendy
  • Wendy
  • 07-06-16

Great fun

My six year old absolutely loves this series. Keeps him laughing all the way through. Nicely produced with brilliant and engaging narration.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for James
  • James
  • 06-05-21

Nostalgic for an Adult, Great listening for a kid.

I remember getting the Horrible Histories books free with cereal and in the Radio Times as a kid, so it was a great bit of nostalgia for me who loved them as a kid. Listening to them as an adult, obviously, not the target audience, but still amusing to listen to, (so would be palatable for any parent having to listen to them on car journeys).

I would say that the books are more interesting, as they are quite visually appealing, the art was always a big draw for me as a kid. That is obviously missing in the audiobook, but the voice acting and performance adds a new aspect of entertainment. (Also means you could by the audiobook, and the book, as they offer the story in different ways).

Was lovely to listen to again, even after several years of history at uni level, and a great starting point for any child interested in history!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for KK
  • KK
  • 04-18-21

Not funny

Thought the sample was ok, not fabulous but had the possibility of a laugh or two, so I bought this for my 9 year old who loves the Horrible Histories TV show. Neither of us enjoyed it. His comment at the end was ‘the voices were just silly and it didn’t make me laugh much, I didn’t learn anything new either’. I wonder if it is a bit dated? It has that old radio play feel to it.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-20

Not The Best In The Series, Not Without It’s Charma

Horrible Histories was one of my earliest obsessions as a child and I’ve been enjoying the nostalgia in revisiting these old audiobooks. There’s really no other series like them. They mix a childlike love for mischief with genuinely unsettling and gory facts about history that many adults would also find fascinating. I think there’s a strange attraction to fear that we’re all born with. We can never keep our eyes away from a train wreck. It’s simply too engaging. These stories get to the core of that in children and manage to explain complex conflicts to them in a way they can understand. I really admire Deary’s anti-authority worldview and encouragement to kids to be open minded. History can be different for different people. There is no one narrative. These are important lessons which he boils down to very simple, coherent concepts.

Unfortunately, I must admit that Savage Stone Age has always been my least favourite. Even as a kid, the humour seemed out of control. While the audiobooks were always silly, they remained gory history lessons at their core. However, the framework in this case is a fictional visit to Stonehenge where Deary talks to the tourists about history. I know it’s a children’s series but this book has significantly less edge than many in the series and I think that’s a shame.

Adults won’t get as much out of the series as kids, especially in this format (the books are perhaps somewhat more palatable) - but the history itself is still engaging with enough gory details to justify the weak framework. The performances are fittingly lively and energetic. The corny humour surprisingly hits the occasional zinger. It’s charmingly innocent while being dark and nihilistic. It’s totally unique to its series and for that reason I think it’s still kind of fascinating. Not to mention that with anything from this series, it comes with remarkable strength