As I think many of you will already know – I love audible. I love listening to books, I love the way that listening to audiobooks transform so many things I have to do which otherwise might be dead time - commuting and driving for two! And for Audiobooks, there is no-one better than Audible - the membership options give great value, and there's a massive range of titles – it’s corny maybe, but there really is something for everyone.
So when Audible came to me with a sponsorship arrangement I was delighted. What you get is a Free trial AND you get to download a free audiobook. Which is brilliant. If nothing else get the free audiobook – I’ll be amazed if you aren’t hooked.
All you have to do to get the special offer is go to www.audible.co.uk/historyofengland.
I thought I'd give you some ideas while I'm here. So here are three:
Melvyn Bragg is the grand old man of English culture; and the story of the English language is both a fascinating insight into our history and a lot of fun finding out where words come from. The Adventure of English is also read by Robert Powell, which in itself is a treat
Aaagh! Shield Wall!! (as Mary would say). The Anglo Saxon series by Bernard Cornwell is my favourite series of Historical novels (and I've read a few, let me tell you); accurate as far as they
can be, brilliant imagining of a time and world, and just a brilliant, un-put-downable story of Uhtred, the Vikings, Alfred. And handy tips on how to fight in a shield wall - also useful for work. Try the Last kingdom, the first in the series, and you have a whole series ahead of you!
OR Ian Mortimer, a historian who really knows how to write compelling history. The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England is a treat for anyone who wants to know what living in medieval England was really like, warts and all. Well, warts mainly.
Fill up your boots, go to www.audible.co.uk/historyofengland and the world's your lobster!