The Vikings: A History

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert Ferguson

Narrated By: Michael Page

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: February 2012

Duration: 14 hours 53 minutes

Summary:

Raiders and traders, settlers and craftsmen, the medieval Scandinavians who have become familiar to history as Vikings never lose their capacity to fascinate, from their ingeniously designed longboats to their stormy pantheon of gods and goddesses. Robert Ferguson is a sure guide across what he calls "the treacherous marches which divide legend from fact in Viking Age history". His long familiarity with the literary culture of Scandinavia is combined with the latest archaeological discoveries to reveal a sweeping picture of one of history's most amazing civilizations.

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  • Ruth B.

    A very thorough, wide ranging history of the Vikings. Full of place names and people and mythologies. It helps to have the hard copy to see the maps and see the spellings of the names and location. The reader is amazingly wonderful with his reading of old Norsk, old English and all the old place names. There are some really amusing stories and details, and the author has a quiet sense of humor that appears occasionally like a sparkly gem in the hoards of names, dates and places. I've enjoyed it very much.

Vikings: A History

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