Houses of Parliament

  • by iMinds
  • Narrated by Abbey Holmes
  • 0 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Learn about the history of the British Houses of Parliament in London with iMinds Travel's insightful audio knowledge series. They are one of the most iconic sights in London. Situated on the shore of the River Thames, they have become an international symbol of Britain and national systems of government. The Houses of Parliament are both a captivating building to behold and an important historical monument. The proper name for the Houses of Parliament is actually the Palace of Westminster.
iMinds will tell you the story behind the place with its innovative travel series, transporting the armchair traveler or getting you in the mood for discover on route to your destination. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

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Audible Editor Reviews

A great choice for travelers who want to brush up on these iconic buildings before or during a trip. Performer Abbey Holmes' voice is honeyed and warm as she describes the Palace of Westminster (the official name for the Houses of Parliament) and the astonishing events that have taken place there, from the trial and beheading of Charles I to the great fire of 1834 and the rebuilding that followed. Listeners also learn about the construction and styles of the buildings themselves, including the famed Big Ben.

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What the Critics Say

"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-22-2009
  • Publisher: iMinds