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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (283 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Angus Narrator: Joe Mars Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Between the 8th and 11th centuries, Vikings stormed out of their Scandinavian homelands to raid and loot along the coasts of Europe. In old Norse, to go viking meant to take to sea in a long ship for an adventure. Sometimes this was a trading trip, sometimes a piratical raid. Often it was both. Explorers and traders, warriors and poets, they ranged between Byzantium in the south and ventured as far as Iceland and even North America. Their fame lives on.

This entertaining and informative account was written especially for Naxos AudioBooks by David Angus, author of Great Explorers of the World, Great Inventors, and other spoken-word histories.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lauren Albert | 2/16/2014

    " This is not really "a" history, as Ferguson himself says--it is multiple and complex histories of different groups and their migrations. Excellent and thorough. He manages to mention differing interpretations without getting too bogged down in archaeological evidence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jason | 2/14/2014

    " The thing people don't realize when they read viking history is that times were different. People were more honest because back than you didn't just get a slap on the wrist for breaking the law. Things were so much cleaner too. No one was wasteful or took things for granite like they do now. Everyone helped others for the simple fact of helping eachother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bart | 2/12/2014

    " The first half of the book was informative, but the second half dragged a bit into minutiae on what more obscure rulers did. This is meant to be a general history book, and for the most part, it does a good job of that. But the book does suffer a bit when it gets into lesser-known figures and describes their activities without keeping in focus the main overall themes of the book, and not placing their doings in the greater context of the whole. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris Bauer | 2/12/2014

    " Very dry but very well documented and informative. Covers in (at times, painstaking) detail the entire history of the VIkings and their impact on the Western world. Great research and reference material. Not for the faint of heart. "

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