At a time when men and women were prepared to kill - and be killed - for their faith, the Protestant Reformation tore the Western world apart. Acclaimed as the definitive account of these epochal events, Diarmaid MacCulloch's award-winning history brilliantly recreates the religious battles of priests, monarchs, scholars, and politicians - from the zealous Martin Luther and his 95 Theses to the polemical John Calvin to the radical Igantius Loyola, from the tortured Thomas Cranmer to the ambitious Philip II.
Drawing together the many strands of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, and ranging widely across Europe and the New World, MacCulloch reveals as never before how these dramatic upheavals affected everyday lives - overturning ideas of love, sex, death, and the supernatural, and shaping the modern age.
"Superb...An essential work of religious history." (Kirkus)
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Now I see why there is no sample ...
It is a great story so far, but I will have to buy the book.
Sadly, when Anne Flosnik started to speak because I spent the first 5 minutes thinking my Kindle malfunctioned and was reading in the non-Whisper synch robotic voice.
She took theater 101 I guess. She must have made it through the training on enunciation but quit after that. Literally every syllable is emphasized equally. It sounds just like a robot because she pauses between every syllable. I also had to listen to it at 1.5 times the speed.
It couldn't be any longer ...
I will buy the book. The fact that I seldom read a book over 200 pages speaks to both the quality of the book and the horrendous narration.
Please get an audio sample up so people can be forewarned about the reader's performance.
- Kindle Customer
Really? That's your narrator?