St. Paul's Cathedral

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

Publisher's Summary

Learn about the history of the St Paul’s Cathedral in London with iMinds Travel's insightful audio knowledge series.
St Paul’s Cathedral is a great monument by any standard. Its size, its architecture and its history cause it to be a continuing icon for the city of London.
There has been a cathedral standing on the site of the present-day St Paul’s since the year 604. The cathedral we see today is actually the fifth incarnation. There were three cathedrals on this site during the medieval period, all of which met with tragic ends.
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

The iMinds Travel series is both an excellent way of shoring up one's knowledge before a trip, or of simply getting a virtual experience of a destination without ever boarding a plane. In this episode, Australian actress Abbey Holmes explores London's St. Paul's Cathedral from the inside and out. Her smooth and voluptuous voice takes listeners into the Whispering Gallery, to the memorials in the Crypt, and to the Treasury while also touching on the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles to Diana and the tragic fates met by all other cathedrals that have stood at the same site since 1604. Shifting mood music reflects the content of the narration, from war to Jubilees.

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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: 01-18-2010
  • Publisher: iMinds