The Reformation

  • by Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • Narrated by Anne Flosnik
  • 36 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"Superb...An essential work of religious history." (Kirkus)

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Customer Reviews

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Now I see why there is no sample ...

What did you like best about The Reformation? What did you like least?

It is a great story so far, but I will have to buy the book.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Reformation?

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.


What didn’t you like about Anne Flosnik’s performance?

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.


Do you think The Reformation needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It couldn't be any longer ...


Any additional comments?

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.

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- Kindle Customer

Really? That's your narrator?

I am a huge fan of Diarmaid MacCulloch and got this audio book as a supplement to reading the actual book. The narrator makes this impossible. She's the worse. Audible could not have gotten a worse voice to read this awesome work.

The book itself is an incredible tome, mixing an encyclopedic study of the reformation with great storytelling.
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- SuperDave

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-28-2017
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio