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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 Marsh Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 1/28/2014

    " An interesting and thorough look at the Viking age. Well researched and written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Moreno | 1/25/2014

    " The author is obviously biased, but at various points in the book it's difficult to tell exactly which side his bias is on. His use of loaded terms like 'heathen' is a bit odd at first, as are the chapters filled with meticulous detail, which then end with the disclaimer that the historical record for this given time period is patchy at best. For the most part, a very entertaining and informative read, but the scholarship seems a bit suspect. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David Greco | 1/10/2014

    " Sorry. I tried but just couldn't make it through this. As one reviewer said, "how can someone make something so interesting so boring." The author seemed to randomly move from topic to topic with no narrative thread and no overall theme as to what he was trying to say. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott Vann | 12/22/2013

    " This is impossible to follow. There's loads of great info and history but its like someone took all the facts stuck them in a blender and poured it out into a book. I highly recommend you look for something with a shred of organization to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 11/26/2013

    " An interesting book about an interesting bunch of people. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aaron Wolfson | 11/8/2013

    " Boy, did I want to like this. Too bad it's excessively chronological and drier than my sense of humor. Read Cornwell instead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corey | 10/27/2013

    " Funny story. I took my son to see the Disney movie "How to Train a Pet Dragon". Aftwerwards, I said to myself...Vikings are cool. I wonder what they were really like. So, I looked around for a Viking book ands found this one! Enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin Ashby | 9/16/2013

    " I'm not sure how you can make a topic this fascinating so unbelievably boring but Ferguson manages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 7/4/2012

    " I was hoping for more culture and less lists of battles + kings, but it was still interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jbondandrews | 6/13/2012

    " I enjoyed reading Robert Ferguson's The Vikings and although I knew a good deal about the Vikings it was good to be able read more about them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 3/20/2012

    " Seems like good research, but not an easy read for that very reason. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Swain | 3/3/2012

    " Lots of detailed history of the Vikings. The first half i very good, but the second half gets very tedious as the focus shifts almost exclusively to the details of the gradual Christianization of the various Viking groups. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 5/1/2011

    " Excellent book about Viking history. Ending less than compelling but book is a must-read if interested in the subject. Of course. it was a slow read, at least for me, since I didn't have a basic familiarity with the time period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garin | 8/8/2010

    " Very enjoyable easy read about some amazingly hardworking and brilliant people. Inspiring and interesting. I especially enjoyed the section on Archimedes, who I previously knew nothing about. "

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