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This is a very interesting & varied collection of essays on (principally) the English Reformation, in accessible & entertaining language, as one would expect from MacCulloch.
The narrator has a kind, authoritative voice, though is somewhat inconsistent in his pronunciation, especially of non-English words.
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Great history, but let down by some grating narration. Shame. So many mispronounced terms and stock words from church history - why wasn’t the poor guy given some coaching?
In the main these essays were very interesting, and the reader had a clear, pleasant and "clipped" English accent not dissimilar to that of the author's own.
However the last few essays, particularly on the historiography and bibliographical treatment of Hooker and Ware were arcane, long, indulgent and just plain boring.
And the reader, excellent in most respects, had some annoying mispronunciations (eg kuy-ree for kyrie), and a very odd habit of reading quotations and uttering Latin phrases in a hushed, reverent tone which was entirely out of place.
Still, nice to have such a work of scholarship available in audio and I wish it were more common.