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Interesting story, great story concept

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-2016

I really enjoyed this book, a great concept with an interesting story and great twist at the end. It was narrated well, but the narrators accents did not always work for me. This did not impact on a great story well read. I will recommend it to my friends and other readers

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Light, but thoroughly entertaining

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-2015

I chose this book for the narrator, but have found it to be a very entertaining book and have listened to it a number of times

It took a moment but well worth it.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-2015

It took me a moment to get used to Anne Flosniks narration, but I liked the other worldliness it gave the story. It is a great roping yarn with an unlikely heroine. I love Jacqueline Careys books, just not sure why the others are not here.

Really easy to listen to and very informative

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-2015

Prof Fix is a really entertaining to listen to and I really enjoyed the course. It was a period of history that I didn't know much about and he really brought it to life. It was more than a list of facts which other courses have been, he told a story and I found that I could listen to him for hours. My only negative is that is was more about the reformation then the renaissance, but still well worth listening too. I would highly recommend this course and out of the 13 great courses I have listened to this one was one of the best.

A rollicking good tale

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-2014

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

This was a great book, it really took you into the Viking world, how they became the expert raiders they were and even more interesting how they came to have such a dramatic influence on the shape of the Middle ages.

What other book might you compare The Vikings to, and why?

I have listened to a number of the 'Great Courses' books, but this one is among my favourites.

What does Professor Kenneth W. Harl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Pof Kenneth, bring a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the narration of this book, and I would never have been able to pronounce many of the names. In fact my main criticism of the narration is that he gets so excited about the events that he talks too fast and it is hard to keep up. The battle of 1066 went by so fast that I had to rewind and listen again to be able to catch it all he was so excited. But such enthusiasm gives the book even greater interest.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

The great Courses cannot be listened to in one sitting as you need to concentrate more than a normal novel so I can usually only listen for a couple of hours, but this book held my interest better than many others and I was sorry when it ended.

Any additional comments?

I would strongly recommend this book to any others who want to learn what the viking were really like.

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Entertaining and informative

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-2014

Where does Bach and the High Baroque rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I choose this as I have little music knowledge and wanted to understand more about Bach music. I was surprised about how much I enjoyed these lectures. They were basic enough for me to understand only loosing me a couple of times, they gave me great insight into now only Bach and his music, but the era in which he worked. The lecturer Robert Greenberg was passionate and knowledgeable, surprising funny and was able to convey some of the complex musical issues in a way I could understand and follow. I would recommend this to other listeners. Karen

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