History Books Review

History Books Review

Published by: Colin Sanders
100 Episodes | First Released: Jul 26 '11
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Small joys
May 21 '17
Rating:   10
Pithy witty and great

My only complaint is I want more! Smalljoys

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James The Much Lesser
Sep 3 '16
Rating:   10
Intelligent and enjoyable digest and critique of the great book

I have actually read The Decline and Fall, but I'm still completely absorbed by Colin's extended precis of it. His style is concise and perceptive, and the easy, informal delivery is never stuffy and often genuinely funny, in a Gibbon-esque sort of way. Think Mike Duncan. The underlying subject-matter is of course vast and sprawling, but he cuts through that, seemingly effortlessly, though I suspect a lot of prep must go into it.The only problem is that the of course the Decline and Fall, though very long, is finite, so at some point this podcast must come to an end. But at time of writing Justinian is still alive, so we have something like a thousand years to go. Great!

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mrruler
Mar 8 '16
Rating:   10
Glad you're back!

I’ve been waiting for the next episode. I’m glad you are back!

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EcnelOvelam
Aug 20 '15
Rating:   10
Long Time Listener, First Time Subscriber

I've listened to every YouTube video Colin's put up probably two times over, and I've always felt guilty for not subscribing to his podcast, but I've finally got to it. Anyway, excellent podcast. Really intelligent and I actually appreciate an honest review that doesn't pander to all the religious zealots out there that no doubt complain in comments. I also enjoy the detour from Gibbon with an interesting book every once in a while. Keep the videos coming!(I've subscribed to the podcast but will primarily be using YouTube to watch them)

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Charlie in Kentucky
May 8 '15
Rating:   10
Simply a gem of a podcast

Having read Gibbon several times I did not expect to learn much from this podcast. I could not have been more wrong. Mr Sanders provides intelligent context and incisive commentary, and is ever entertaining. Regardless of whether you're an expert on Gibbon's work, have been put off by the length, are simply interested in history, or are merely looking for a good time, this is for you. Sanders is a pro and I cannot recommend this podcast highly enough. With respect to the great Mike Duncan and the inimitable Lars Brownworth, if I were forced to recommend only one podcast on the Roman Empire, this is it.

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Maggiesf
Jan 31 '15
Rating:   10
Great insights to parallel study of Gibbon

I am relistening to Gibbon and have made it a habit of listening to Colins podcast first to get a good overview and analysis and then back to the original. Colin really knows his history and his many asides are not only astute but can be very funny. I highly recommend this.

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Marea Baja
Oct 15 '14
Rating:   10
Thanks for a great podcast!

Thank you much for this podcast! I really like the way you summarize and tell the story of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Thanks so much!

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bigd232344
Aug 14 '14
Rating:   10
Outstanding and Under appreciated

This is a massive undertaking which is being very well done. History buffs everywhere should be grateful for the effort this guy is putting together in his spare time. I for one love it and will be along all the way to Constantinople. Hang in there Colin!

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Thinking Plebe
Mar 23 '14
Rating:   10
Super podcast

Thank you so much, Mr. Sanders, for a truly superb podcast. The amount of work into creating such a concise, interesting, and witty pocast must be considerable, but I dare to hope for more episodes. Meanwhile, I am listening multiple times to these episodes. I am not a historian and wouldn't have thought I would be fascinated by ancient history, but I would recommend this podcast highly to anyone with even the slightest bit of curiousity about the past.

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Tasg2009
Oct 5 '13
Rating:   10
Hoping for more episodes

Excellent! Well done.

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