An Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Part I
- Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
- Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-10-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Spoken Realms
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By Gerard A Lavin III on 07-28-17
This is only a brief portion of the full work.
The world needs an audiobook of Bede's Ecclesiastical History, the incomparable eighth-century account of the early history of the English people, but this isn't it. First, note that this is not the entire work, but only the first of five parts. Since the whole book runs only to 340 pages (in my Penguin edition), five credits seems an outrageous price to eventually obtain the whole thing. This part runs only 2:40, but costs the same as a full audiobook. If this problem were fixed, would it be worthwhile? Yes, although two other factors weaken it. It is abridged (I'm not sure how heavily, but some sections of the preface were missing), and it is read from an old (1904) translation. This is not a major problem, though it is a bit stiff. The reader manages to present some complex sentences with great clarity, once you get used to his dour tone.
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