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GREAT TALES FROM ENGLISH HISTORY Volume III: The Battle of the Boyne to DNA

by | Read by Robert Lacey

History • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Author Robert Lacey proves that history and humor go well together. In his journey through time from 1690 to 1953, he commemorates great events and extraordinary individuals. Many of his stories take quirky and entertaining angles, making them easy to remember. Since Lacey narrates his own book, he manipulates the dry wit with adept timing calculated for maximum impact. The stories he chooses amuse him, and he delivers them as no other narrator could or would. Lacey reads a telling quote from Samuel Johnson, clever author of the first English dictionary: "Angling: a stick and a string, with a worm on one end and a fool on the other." Being a native British speaker allows Lacey to bring cultural authenticity to his tales. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2008]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Recorded Books/ Clipper • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4193-1967-9 $36.95 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4193-1378-3 $36.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN $30.65

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books/ Clipper Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-8450-5062-7 $51.75 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4193-1377-6 $51.75 • Five CDs

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