• The Complete History of Scandinavia

  • Covering Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Vikings, and More
  • By: Christopher Hughes
  • Narrated by: Thomas Rode
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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By: Christopher Hughes
Narrated by: Thomas Rode
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Explore Scandinavia from the comfort of your home with this ultimate collection!

Have you always wanted to uncover more about the incredible history of Scandinavia? Are you searching for a thorough, all-in-one guide to exploring Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland? Then, this book is for you!

With a rich and fascinating history, beautiful landscapes, vibrant cultures, and friendly people, Scandinavia is a magical place which has become the go-to destination for tourists around the world. From their history of Vikings and vicious wars to the industrial revolution and their place in the modern world, Scandinavia truly has an incredible story to tell.

Dating back to the earliest human inhabitants, this brilliant collection unveils Scandinavia in an all-new light, examining their arduous and often-difficult climb through history to where they are today. Covering their history during the Middle Ages, their alliances through the World Wars, and their modern people and culture, The Complete History of Scandinavia offers you an unparalleled look at this amazing location.

Inside this collection, you’ll uncover:

  • The exciting history of Vikings, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and much more!

Perfect for students, avid travelers, or anyone interested in the complex history of Scandinavia, The Complete History of Scandinavia lets you gain a deep and profound understanding of their past, the present, and where they might be in the future.

Ready to begin exploring Scandinavia? Then scroll up and buy now!

©2021 Christopher Hughes (P)2021 Christopher Hughes
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  • Categories: History

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Uneven, shallow and flawed

While Hughes tells his story reasonably well for the parts that interest him, he leaves huge holes when he's not. He sometimes dismisses entire centuries (post 1500) in a few sentences. Even more glaring is when his biases take over, such as concerning the relationship between Sweden and Russia. Then it is hard to avoid the impression that he must have gotten his degrees (whatever they may be) in Moscow...

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Come for the Vikings … stay for the history

At a little more than 90 mins for each topic, you don’t really get the “complete” picture; however, you do get a good summary that hits the high points and was fun to listen to. I would have liked a lot more prehistory, but there was at least some review of the primitive peoples that originally settled the area. In the end, there was enough missed that I still felt that I don’t have a good picture before the advent of the Viking age. At that point the history is pretty good; weaving the history of each nation into the rest to make a solid view of Scandinavia after that. This is perfect in you don’t actually know much about Scandinavia and entertaining if you know some … and mostly a waste if you have any depth here.

1. Finland
2. Denmark
3. Sweden
4. Norway
5. Iceland

I was given this free advance listener copy (ALC) audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Informative and interesting

I learned a lot about the history of these five countries, and how their histories intertwine. When I think of Scandinavia, I think of the Vikings, but they are much more than that.

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A vibrant telling of Scandinavia's rich history!

This audiobook leaves no stone unturned. Taking the listener on a journey far into the past, back to a time when the beautiful castles were born. Deeply informative, you will learn not only about the lands history, but the origins of this country's wonderful people as well. Highly engaging, this isn't you normal history lesson.

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Great introductory book to Scandinavian history. Only thing I’d say is I think I could have done less with the modern history and more ancient history.

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  • Ben
  • 08-29-21

Good info but like a wwii newsreel

Good info but the acceptance style of reading had me focusing hard to really listen to the message. The intonation and inflection did not feel right and had the feel of a WWII newsreel reader.