Richard I

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(3.9 stars; 77 reviews)

There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to Richard I. (Summary from the preface of the book) (6 hr 26 min)


King Richard's Mother 27:23 Read by Andrew Wilson
Richard's Early Life 21:36 Read by Andrew Wilson
Fair Rosamond 15:35 Read by Andrew Wilson
Accession of Richard to the Throne 17:32 Read by Andrew Wilson
The Coronation 12:31 Read by Andrew Wilson
Preparations for the Crusade 14:37 Read by Andrew Wilson
The Embarkation 20:14 Read by Ernst Pattynama
King Richard at Messina 30:33 Read by Laura Caldwell
Berengaria 20:37 Read by Alana Jordan
The Campaign in Cyprus 28:59 Read by Alana Jordan
Voyage to Acre 10:29 Read by Federica
The Arrival at Acre 10:15 Read by Alana Jordan
Difficulties 6:07 Read by Glenn Simonsen
The Fall of Acre 25:07 Read by Andrew Wilson
Progress of the Crusade 23:56 Read by Andrew Wilson
Reverses 24:40 Read by Andrew Wilson
The Old Man of the Mountain 21:52 Read by Andrew Wilson
The Battle of Jaffa 13:53 Read by Sibella Denton
The Truce 8:32 Read by Sibella Denton
The Departure from Palestine 7:17 Read by Sibella Denton
Richard Made Captive 10:32 Read by Sibella Denton
The Return to England 14:19 Read by Sibella Denton


(1 stars)

I couldn't even finish the first chapter. The accent of the reader is giving me headaches. English is only my second language therefore I'm not used to such accents. The book is interesting but it has to be read by someone with a more universally comprehensible English accent

Awful reading in places

(4 stars)

Good book, apart from the lack of dates?!? Not a great reading, but it is listenable. My understanding is that the readers are volunteers and the books are free to listen to, so I can not complain. Would recommend.

(3 stars)

First few chapters were difficult to listen to because of the lip smacking. Not the best of this series but still worth a listen.

(5 stars)

Enjoyed listening to this book. Full of interesting facts about the times and also the crusades. Thsnk you, readers.

voyage to acre was terrible

(2 stars)

i dont want to be mean, but that chapter was practically unlistenable

(2 stars)

I’ve liked abbots other books, but this one not so much. I liked the readers.

Damn thing can't even do anything

(1 stars)

well read, interesting and very informative!

(5 stars)