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Smarter in sixty minutes.

Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written nonfiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20 percent of the time that it takes to read a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each.

William Wallace started out as a humble knight, but he died a war hero. He gave up everything in his fight for Scottish freedom, including his life. When captured, Wallace was hung, drawn, and quartered by the English king for crimes against the crown. Though he was memorialized in the 1995 film Braveheart, this book tells how much of what we associate with Wallace is more legend than fact. Still, the spirit of the great Scotsman lives on in the hearts and minds of his compatriots today.

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I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

It is always interesting to learn the history of different people and this audiobook was a good place to learn. will listen to more in the days to come.

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They will never take our freeeeedom!

In60 Learning is a great way to quickly learn something about a topic which you know very little. 60 minutes is not enough to give you an in depth look, but it's a cheap and quick way to get an overview and determine if you want to pick up that larger tome about the subject. They are well researched, and densely packed for such a small book. And for that alone, in60 learning books will likely always get my tick.

William Wallace: The Spirit of a Scottish Martyr does a very good job of giving an overview of the time period - what was going on between Scotland and England at the time, and why a fight for Scottish independence was brewing. It tells of who Wallace was and what he did, and why he is still important even now. And of course, it helps separate fact from fiction and let's us know where liberties were taken with the story in Braveheart. It also acknowledges where information is scant, and goes into some of the most recent 'discoveries' of information about Wallace.

Overall it's a great introduction to the person, enough to whet your appetite for a longer, more in depth historical study.

Narration by Alexander Doddy is good. He narrated in a fitting Scottish accent (not sure if it's his natural accent or if he puts it on for the recording, but it sounded good to me). He is clear and well paced and conveys the information well.

An enjoyable and informative audiobook.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this review voluntarily.

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Like many people, I only know of William Wallace by way of Braveheart. I've heard how historically inaccurate the movie was so I was glad to get the real story of this figure.

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This was the fastest historical piece ever. The narrater said however so many times, I made a game of it. Lost interest immediately. Awful.

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