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Very Interesting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-15

Really interesting information and presented in short bursts so I didn't find it got boring. A little repetitive at the start of the chapter/section where there is some explanation of the previous monarch/how the current monarch got to where they are but I found this good when returning to the book after a break.
Glad I bought it

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Very Interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-15

I found this book very interesting with lots of information, quite a few nuggets too that were completely unknown to me before. I found it did not flow perfectly in places but the narrator was very good which I felt made up for this. Had the narrator not been as good I may have given up after early on.

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Needed to Push Myself to Stick With It

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend it as it was interesting but it took a while to get there as the author spends an awful lot of time discussing methods of historical research in terms of what is reliable and what sorts of parameters are used to decide the reliability of documents. This does become quite tedious at times

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The information regarding other people involved in the story was interesting. The least interesting part although relevant, was the constant discussion of the historical method

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was repetitive to reiterate points which was alright but again sometimes a little irritating

Do you think The Historical Jesus needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, I think the author covered everything I anticipated based on the title and description

Any additional comments?

Good overall and glad I listened to it but at times I thought of fast forwarding or giving up entirely