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Great overview of medieval life

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Reviewed: 10-06-2018

This was a great listen. Lots of detail about historical events of the 14thcentury along side a description of everyday life. Learnt lots that hadn’t read elsewhere about this period.

Narration is very good, easily to listen to and engaging.

Definitely recommend.

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Great insight into history of the Mongols

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Reviewed: 05-02-2018

Really enjoyed this book. Gave a completely different perspective on the role of Genghis Khan and the Mongols in world history, can definitely recommend to anyone with an interest in the major drivers of world history.

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Fantastic history

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-04-2017

As someone who has always had an interest in this period of English history, this book was fantastic. I always found understanding how all the different families fitted into the story difficult and this book helped make that clear. Was also nice to get more insight into people's motivation for choosing sides.

Like others didn't see the need for the narrator to put on the accents but for me it didn't really distract from the story.

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Fascinating, narration got a bit annoying

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-09-2016

Thought this was a great introduction to how languages develop and related to each other. Really accessible for all.

Only issue was the narrator went on too much. Used really strange examples to try and explain his points which went off on tangents too much. Also, found some of the ways he described other languages a bit patronising in parts, which I found quite strange from someone who is a linguist. I understand he was trying to engage the listener but thought it did detract from what is a fascinating topic.

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