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This was so bad, I couldn't listen past the 4th chapter. It would've been better to say we don't know much about Charlemagne and left it at that.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Charlemagne is one of the most fascinating and most important figures of the Middle Ages. I was hoping for some insight into his personality, a compelling story along the lines of Jack Weatherford's "Genghis Khan." This was not that book. It is exhaustive in detail, but I don't have any more of a mental or emotional picture of the man than I did before I read it. The book is so disorganized. It jumps back and forth in time, back to his father's actions, forward to his last days, back to his youth, with nothing to bind it to a coherent story. It has no flow and no personality. A better narrator might have done a bit more with it - Stewart is so very stilted - but even so, there is a limit to what even the best reader could do. I was so disappointed.
17 of 19 people found this review helpful
While the subject matter of this book was very interesting, I found it very difficult to get beyond chapter six. This was due to the narrator,who's sounded so uninterested in what he was reading. Sorry but I found his voice so monotone it was a great struggle to concentrate
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
There seemed to be a great deal made of the fact that there was little verifiable evidence of Charlemagne‘s birth, life and life events. I found the content very dry.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful