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    • A Brief Guide to Celtic Myths and Legends

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Martyn Whittock
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
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    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

    Regular price: $20.24

    • A Brief History of the Third Reich: The Rise and Fall of the Nazis

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Martyn Whittock
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    Beginning in the broken aftermath of the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles, which made German recovery almost impossible, Whittock tells not just the account of the men who rose to the fore in the dangerous days of the Weimar republic, circling around the cult of personality generated by Adolf Hitler, but also a convincing and personality-driven overview of how ordinary Germans became seduced by the dreams of a new world order, the Third Reich.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brief but thorough

    • By L. Bennett Jr. on 07-05-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Martyn Whittock
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 53
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    A fascinating new portrait of Medieval Britain that brings together the everyday and the extraordinary. Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life. Thus we glimpse 11th century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of Dick Whittington illuminates the rise of the urban elite.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the Information.

    • By kh on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Norse Myths and Legends

    • By: Martyn Whittock, Hannah Whittock
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    While the main focus of the book is on telling the stories, some scene-setting is provided at the beginning, and each chapter also contains a section of commentary to explain what is going on and its significance. The Norse myths have gained widespread attention in the English-speaking world, partly through a Scandinavian diaspora, especially in the USA, and partly through a great interest in the myths and legends which lie behind Viking activity.

    Regular price: $15.98