Comic History of England
(2 hr 53 min)
Edgar Wilson “Bill” Nye (1850 – 1896) was a distinguished American journalist, who later became widely known as a humorist. Jim “jimmowatt” Mowatt is a distinguished LibriVox volunteer, widely known for his continued devotion both to regularly producing the LibriVox Community Podcast and to regularly creating more and more history audiobooks for the public domain, renowned for his humor and his historically kind demeanor, lately recognized as holding a diploma as well as a mic. In light of that new holding, in celebration of graduation, this bit of history has been recorded with Jim in mind, owing to all that we owe him, glowing with glee that we know him, it’s what we’ve done just to show him that he’s a jolly good fellow. (Summary by Anita and Alan)
Read by Ezwa
Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Read by Laurie Anne Walden
Read by Catharine Eastman
Read by Kristin LeMoine
Read by Betsie Bush
Read by Kara Shallenberg
Read by Gesine
Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Read by Karen Savage
Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Read by Sean McGaughey
Read by Hugh McGuire
Read by Rainer
Read by Esther
Read by David Barnes
Read by Cori Samuel
Read by Kristin Hughes
Read by Gesine
Fell a little flat.
I think the book would have been better if it only had one reader. All the readers did very well individually but it was difficult switching to a different reader every chapter. Especially with some chapters only lasting 5 to 10 minutes. Bill Bryson is the closest author I can think of comparing two for the humor. Some tongue and cheek some dry and so forth. unfortunately he perished before the book was completed and I think it would have ended up better obviously if he had been able to finish it and edit it properly.
Fnu Lnu, Jr.
Having enjoyed another audio book by Bill Nye titled A Comic History of the United States I searched for others by Bill and found this one. The subject was very well written, however some of the readers were very hard to understand. That being said, two of them were quite entertaining when they got tickled with what they were reading and laughed out loud.
Rather boring narrative and terrible readers
Good dry English humour but the narrative gets boring and most readers are terrible: monotonous reading and some of them have noise and laughter in the background or break into laughter themselves.
humorous, though tedious
A very dry wit is embed throughout a very detailed and tedious history. Fun, but you have to be awake to laugh and not much time is spent on the punchlines.
perfectly dry humor I love it.
Well read by all best is Cara. I can listen to her for hours and I often do.
Well, I liked it, but you really need to know history to get the jokes.
A series of quick in-jokes for history buffs.
Very funny especially if you appreciate dry humor.