Centuries of Change

  • by Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by Ian Mortimer, Mike Grady
  • 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a contest of change, which century from the past millennium would come up trumps? Imagine the Black Death took on the female vote in a pub brawl, or the Industrial Revolution faced the Internet in a medieval joust - whose side would you be on?
In this hugely entertaining book, celebrated historian Ian Mortimer takes us on a whirlwind tour of Western history, pitting one century against another in his quest to measure change.

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What the Critics Say

"His curiosity is boundless and his profound scholarship is leavened by a sense of fun." (Daily Express)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

very interesting look at the last 1000 years.

non fiction. good narrator. author speaks in last few interesting chapters about the future.
well worth a listen and isn't too facts and figures.
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Overall the best book so far

Would you consider the audio edition of Centuries of Change to be better than the print version?

Not read the print version but I love the narrators interpretation. I've bought previous
books just to hear him.


What about Ian Mortimer and Mike Grady ’s performance did you like?

The matter of fact tone, the inquisitiveness of the reading. Calm. Natural.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Some of the chapters bring about profound thought. Off the top of my head, when talking about the impact of the Black Death "death as such does not exist, it has no substance, therefor it only exists in the mind of the living and as such demonstrates that death is not a constant but subject to a vast range of changes. (Or something like that)


Any additional comments?

The True Adventure of the Rolling Stones (now unavailable) was my favourite talking book. This tops it

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-03-2015
  • Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks