• Great Tales from English History: Volume I

  • By: Robert Lacey
  • Narrated by: Robert Lacey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-25-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (45 ratings)

Regular price: $8.98

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Publisher's Summary

From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage and passion - a rich and vibrant narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highwaymen, bishops and scientists. In Great Tales from English History, historian Robert Lacey captures the most pivotal moments and the stories of the extraordinary characters who helped shape a nation.
©2003 Robert Lacey (P)2004 W F Howes Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 12-05-11

Entertaining snippets of history

What did you love best about Great Tales from English History: Volume I?

Fascinating tales from English history , some new and some familiar. Enjoyed every bit of it and will move on to the next volume in the series.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By benoibe on 08-02-13

I LOVE this book!! Exceptional!! Charming!

I only wish this book were longer... Luckily there are two more volumes.

This ingenious author has put together the important and fascinating bits of history, both legendary and scholarly, that make up England's glorious past. Even when the story is exaggerated, the author explains what the story can teach us about English history. It is incredibly well-done! Anyone with a passing interest in early English history will devour this gem of a book!
Furthermore, I believe the author has a back-up calling if he gets tired of writing... Robert Lacey is a FANTASTIC narrator. Rarely can an author do justice to his own work as a narrator. Lacey is an audible super star!!

I can't recommend this book enough!

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5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 04-07-13

Some enjoyable tales here

This book is an easy listen - it takes you through tales from the early part of England's history. A few commonly believed myths are dispelled, and while this is no weighty historical tome I think most people will find some things to delight them and learn about in here. It is well narrated and if you are looking for a breezy canter through the period then this will do just fine. I certainly enjoyed it and have bought some of the others in the series, so a thumbs up from me.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By LadyShaftesbury on 07-17-14

Really Interesting

Where does Great Tales from English History: Volume I rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really liked it.

What did you like best about this story?

I found out lots of things about early British history that I did not know.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Boudica

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No bit heavy going for a full sitting with lots of information to absorb

Any additional comments?

Really enjoyed it, cant wait to start on the second book

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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