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In this audiobook, Marc Morris examines afresh the forces that drove Edward throughout his relentless career: his character, his Christian faith, and his sense of England's destiny - a sense shaped in particular by the tales of the legendary King Arthur. He also explores the competing reasons that led Edward's opponents (including Robert Bruce) to resist him.
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By horoscopy on 04-20-15
Narrator and Book are Both Very Good
Would you consider the audio edition of A Great and Terrible King to be better than the print version?
yes, the narrator really did a great job . Makes reading so much more enjoyable!
What other book might you compare A Great and Terrible King to and why?
"The Norman Conquest" was also a very good book by same author and also had a very good narrator. (Despite the negative reviews on the narrator of that book...I thought his way of reading was very interesting and fitted the history...((As does the narrator of this book by Marc Morris))
Which scene was your favorite?
not sure yet..as still "Reading " it
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
no..this is a book to listen to again and again to get all the details fully understood
Any additional comments?
very happy with the book and performance of narrator
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By muffie5450 on 05-18-15
I enjoyed this story of "Longshanks" life. While he was certaintly 'Hammer of the Scots' as he was purported to be--that man didn't give up on those guys, did he? But he was so much more. He also tamed the wild and wooly area now known as Wales and his son was the first Prince of Wales, a hereditary title which is passed on to the older son of the king from that time until now. He was a Crusader, albeit not a very successful one. He was the familiar with Pope Boniface, King Phillip IV, and many other leaders of his time. He had a frightful temper, yet he could be kind and generous. His people both loved him and at the same time didn't trust him not to do them a dirty turn. That was Edward I, an enigma, for certain!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful