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Having taken several courses on Church History, this title was of great interest to me. I found it to be a fair treatment of all the parties involved in the Reformation. This book helped me to better understand the political, social and economic issues at stake in the Reformation, while not neglecting the central theological & ethical concerns of the reformers.
This title is best suited for those interested in Church History (both Catholic & Protestant). If one is not so inclined then even this brief treatment will prove overwhelming.
The narration is excellent and easy to follow despite some weighty historical details. The main limitation is related only to the audio format. It would have helped me to review the important dates and names at the end of each chapter. But this is no flaw of the production only the limitations of the media. Reviewed by Tony Kummer.
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Mr. Griffin has done a nice job of reading the book. I’m a graduate student in history and I find that the book helps solidify what is covered in class. I listen to it in the car while going to and from college. The narrator speaks clearly and the pace is very even. Sometimes, when the author makes a direct quote, he reads the passage and gives the voice a reverb sound. This, as well as the background music at different times makes the listening experience more enjoyable. I checked out other recordings of the narrator on Audible and was pleased to find that they are on other historical topics. There is probably a recording that deals with almost any type of history class – from Classical Greece and Rome, to Medieval Europe, to The French Revolution. I am happy to come across this goldmine because it helps me in my learning as a student.
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Why do non-fiction books like this have to be read in such a boring way. It's not that the subject matter is boring, the reformation was a particularly interesting time in history, but it just always appears flat. I have to admit I've never finished listening to this book because I just kept falling asleep! Pity
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