This Sceptred Isle Vol 5

  • by Christopher Lee
  • Narrated by Anna Massey
  • 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The award-winning story of Britain, from the arrival of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to the death of Queen Victoria in 1901.Christopher Lee's history of Britain provides the definitive radio account of the events and personalities that have shaped our nation. From foreign invasions and war to economic crises and social revolution, this is a compelling journey through centuries of dramatic change.Volume 5, covering the years 1660 to 1702, is about great change: the restoration of the monarchy, the Great Plague and the Great Fire in the nation's capital, and, following the immense unpopularity of James II's Catholicism, a ruler from a different country on the throne, William of Orange.


What the Critics Say

"Wonderful....This Sceptred Isle has provided one of the greatest treats for listeners in recent years." (Sunday Times)


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Customer Reviews

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contains a glitch

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

One of these contains a glitch, where some of the chapters appear out of sequence. It's confusing when it happens, because the story suddenly jumps forward a few decades. Then, about an hour later, it jumps back to get the missing chapters. The first time I listened to it, I actually didn't catch what had happened. I was just left with a feeling of having been very confused about that period of time. I am not positive that it was in Volume 5 that it happened, but it seems like it was right around this point in the story.
Don't let that dissuade you from buying this book, because the story truly is brilliant. Just be alert when it happens, and jump around as necessary so that you are listening to the chapters in chronological sequence.

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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2006
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited