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Download Our Island Story, Volume 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Our Island Story, Volume 1 (Unabridged), by H. E. Marshall
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. E. Marshall Narrator: Daniel Philpott, Anna Bentinck Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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Our Island Story , by H. E. Marshall, is an Edwardian history book for younger listeners (aged six to 12) that tells the story of England, concluding with the reign of Queen Victoria. Antonia Fraser and many other current historians declare that it was this book that opened the delights of history for them. It fell from fashion in the 1960s, but its recent re-release in hardback has seen it become a publishing surprise in the UK, with sales of some 75,000 copies in a few months.

Now, Naxos AudioBooks releases it unabridged in three volumes, divided into three clear periods of history. Though slightly edited to take account of historical changes and attitudes, it is presented unabridged.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi Schulz | 11/4/2013

    " Excellent History resource - history of England for children "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 9/17/2013

    " It's a nice children's history book of England. Quite informative, and not too bloody. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn | 8/9/2013

    " Finished Volume 1. This would be excellent to use in teaching English history to school age children as well as giving a reminder and overview to adults. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alex | 8/8/2013

    " An very informative and useful book i think i will read it again one day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 12/23/2012

    " This might be my favorite history book for kids. Mixed with some legends and folklore, it uses personal stories of the rulers of England to tell the story of that country. My boys love the non-political and non-politically correct stories. We are going to be reading this again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zonnah | 12/16/2012

    " The sad thing is I learned more from this book then I ever did from school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 8/10/2012

    " A good overall history of Britain from the beginning of recorded history until the beginning of the 20th century. We also read Our Empire Story, which was about the British colonies. This provided a good view of Imperialism as well as an understanding of the basis for most of 20th century politics. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 7/6/2012

    " Entertaining, and interesting as an artifact of a previous age, but not useful as a textbook. The author is more interested in storytelling than accuracy, and freely mixes historical fact with myth and legend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/24/2012

    " This has been a great overview of British history. Sophie and I have really enjoyed it so far. We read the chapters that correspond to the time period we are studing as we move along in history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 5/13/2012

    " Currently reading with the younger two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Petrina | 2/29/2012

    " Good kids history book. The early "history" can be taken with a pinch of salt though, it's more legends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddy Kay :) | 2/1/2012

    " It helps with all my history questions and stuff ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leila | 10/31/2011

    " The Naxos Audiobooks CDs of Our Island Story are delightful--well worth every penny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Smith | 10/20/2011

    " Great History of Britain for Children! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddy Kay :) | 3/30/2011

    " It helps with all my history questions and stuff ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn | 11/18/2009

    " Finished Volume 1. This would be excellent to use in teaching English history to school age children as well as giving a reminder and overview to adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 3/8/2009

    " This has been a great overview of British history. Sophie and I have really enjoyed it so far. We read the chapters that correspond to the time period we are studing as we move along in history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 4/20/2008

    " Great History of Britain for Children! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 9/19/2007

    " It's a nice children's history book of England. Quite informative, and not too bloody. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leila | 7/26/2007

    " The Naxos Audiobooks CDs of Our Island Story are delightful--well worth every penny. "

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