The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England : Time Traveler's Guides

  • by Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by Mike Grady
  • Series: Time Traveler's Guides
  • 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s, where would you stay? What would you eat? What would you wear? Would you really have a sense of it being a glorious age? And if so, how would that glory sit alongside the vagrants, diseases, violence, sexism and famine of the time? In this book Ian Mortimer answers the key questions that a visitor to late 16th-century England would ask.


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Almost but not quite

I read the earlier Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England in good old fashioned paperback and enjoyed it . So it was an easy choice to pick this on the track record of the earlier book. I wish I'd stuck to paperback again.TTG to Elizabethan England is not a bad book, however it doesn't work as an audiobook as well as many other books. The narration is fine and clear but the book suffers from too many facts and figures, lists and statistics. In print these work, but as the spoken word they serve to bog down the book and break up flow and imagination. A pity . Perhaps this is a (to my preference) rare example of a book that would honestly be improved for audio by being abridged.
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- Portia

elizabethan wonderland

I loved this book. Although factual and historical it is thoroughly intriguing and I felt as if I knew some of the 'characters'. Superby written and narrated. Was ideal for listening to in stages as its well defined into specific areas such as food or politics or living conditions. These areas were also seemlessly interlinked. For me, perfection.
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- Lesleyboyd

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks