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History of Scotland: A Captivating Guide to Scottish History, the Wars of Scottish Independence and William Wallace

Narrated by: Duke Holm, David Patton
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:
 

  • Scottish History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Scotland
  • Wars of Scottish Independence: A Captivating Guide to the Battles Between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, Including the Impact Made by King Robert the Bruce
  • William Wallace: A Captivating Guide to a Freedom Fighter and Martyr Who Impacted Scottish History and Scotland’s Independence from England

In part one of this audiobook, you will discover topics such as
 

  • Medieval strife
  • The emergence of the Scottish Nation-State
  • The Golden Age
  • The Wars of Independence
  • The Black Death
  • Mary, Queen of Scots: “The Daughter of Debate”
  • The King of Great Britain
  • The union and the Scottish Enlightenment
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Scottish feminism
  • The Loch Ness Monster
  • And much, much more

In part two of this audiobook, you will discover:
 

  • Good fences; Good neighbors
  • Crisis
  • Defiance
  • The martyr
  • Power struggles
  • Inner strife
  • The Battle of Bannockburn
  • A worthy King
  • The Son of the Bruce & the Second War for Independence
  • And much, much more

Some of the topics covered in part three of this audiobook include:
 

  • Mysterious origins
  • Coming of age in crisis
  • Defiance and compliance
  • The prophecy
  • Uprising
  • Love in a time of war
  • The Battle of Stirling Bridge
  • Invading England
  • The Guardian of Scotland
  • Defeat at Falkirk
  • An outlaw once more
  • The execution
  • And much more

So if you want to learn more about the history of Scotland, buy this audiobook now!

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Not so captivating narrator

Sorely disappointed - I was looking forward to the Captivating History, and managed to stick with it up to chapter 5, but couldn’t bring myself to keep listening. The narrator sounds like he just woke up and needs a strong dose of coffee; slow, monotone, doesn’t sound at all like he’s interested in the topic, has an American accent and pronounces Edinburgh as ‘edinberg’.

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  • Holly
  • 27-03-2019

A broken record

Struggled to finish due to it telling of the same events repeatedly over and over. Every time you think it is finally going to continue with the time line of events it goes back to the same time frame and same story making it hard to follow at times.

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  • Richard A. Starr
  • 30-03-2019

Three drafts of the same words...

The length of this audio book is achieved by the fact that it keeps repeating the same narratives three and more times. Imagine listening to many different drafts of the author's much shorter work. Gives an unfortunate new meaning to history repeating itself.

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  • Ori Lutski
  • 10-01-2019

first two books are the worst performance ever.

all 3 books repeat themselves, even with the same sentences. it became boring and repetative.

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  • Eliyahu
  • 16-10-2020

poorly edited, dryly read

narrator was dry and poorly faked accents. Numerous technical editing mistakes. Is LGBTQ progress a critical criterion for a chapter of Scottish historical advancement that covers millennia when it just pops onto the scene at the last decade?

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  • Brett
  • 03-09-2020

Do not get this

Worst history i have ever listened to. I wanted to like it, but the story was a mess and the narration was a mess....

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-2019

just say it once

Didn't like the constant repeating of facts already covered in previous chapters and bouncing around

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  • Jan
  • 05-10-2019

Edinburg, glas-cow, skaland - really?

the reader should have at least made an effort to know how to pronounce city names like Edinburgh and Glasgow. Even Scotland sounded like Skaland. made me cringe each time I heard it, being the offspring if Glasgow parents. should have been narrated by a Scot But the history presentation was wonderful.

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  • AJG
  • 04-07-2019

Good Content But Terrible Narrator

I'm not one to write negative reviews, but this is quite simply the worst narrator of an audiobook I've ever heard. It's not that the reading is unclear; it's that there are so many mispronunciations of words and Scottish place names that it's frankly distracting and mildly insulting (and I'm not even Scottish). A simple google search would teach this narrator how to pronounce Glasgow, Edinburgh, Hebrides, and even words like primogeniture, exorbitant, and adjudicate. The last word forced me to rewind the audiobook a few times so I could understand what word he was trying to say with the context clues. Moreover, there was the botching of dates, like saying 1920 when he absolutely had to have meant 1290. I'm not sure if the narrator read the copy ahead of time, but simple research would help this narrator do his homework. Embarrassingly bad for a profession where thousands of trained actors and readers could have done this better.

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  • Carolyn B. Hodges`
  • 16-03-2019

Oh my!!

Although the history is good, the book if absolutely full of mispronunciations and not of Scottish names... I was so disappointed in this book. Also, the reading was so slow I had to move the speed up to 1.25 just to make it seem normal. At least that made it go faster...terrible performance by the first reader.

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  • M. Wyatt
  • 07-02-2019

Poor

From Value projection: revisionist history, to porr narration, mispronounced words, poor editing(sentences repeated) this was a hard listen. Hard to recommend.