• William Wallace

  • The Spirit of a Scottish Martyr
  • By: in60Learning
  • Narrated by: Alexander Doddy
  • Length: 56 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Smarter in sixty minutes.

Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written nonfiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20 percent of the time that it takes to read a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each.

William Wallace started out as a humble knight, but he died a war hero. He gave up everything in his fight for Scottish freedom, including his life. When captured, Wallace was hung, drawn, and quartered by the English king for crimes against the crown. Though he was memorialized in the 1995 film Braveheart, this book tells how much of what we associate with Wallace is more legend than fact. Still, the spirit of the great Scotsman lives on in the hearts and minds of his compatriots today.

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Informative

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

I quite enjoyed this book. I learnt something new and the book was informative and easy to follow. Worth a read if you don't know anything about William Wallace.

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interesting, historical nuggets

Didn't know any of this about WW. Braveheart is a bunch of lies. Not exactly sure why this guy is so reverend in Scotland. Sounds like jerk to me.

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William Wallace Rocks!

My favorite movie of all time is Braveheart. The story is amazing, and Mel Gibson is... just brilliant.
With that said, I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook about the great William Wallace.
It definitely gives me a different perspective, and the history of Mr. Wallace is quite the story.

Written very well, great narration, I am definitely happy with this one :)

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Braveheart

Since I really don't know anything about William Wallace AKA Braveheart or Scottish history, I decided to see what I could learn from this quick listen.

This is good brief overview of the story of William Wallace, who has gone down in history as a martyr for the Scottish cause. Since most of what I knew about him came from Hollywood, I found this true history to be very different and a whole lot less romantic!

These 60 minute learning listens are great for those of us who only want a brief introduction to a subject. If the reader is interested in more in-depth information, this is a great place to start to see if the subject is one that they are truly interested in for the long haul.

The narrator does a good job and kept my interest throughout this quick book. I was given the chance to listen to this book through Audiobook Boom! and chose to review it.

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Great short review of history

This was a great short read, gave me more insight into Scottish history. Narrator was great! If you ever wanted more information after seeing Braveheart but don't want to read a massive novel here you go!

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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Great quick overview ..a lot to unpack

This is a overview about a part of the Scottish history that many are aware of thanks to the Braveheart movie. This book goes into more detail and covers many of this aspects of William Wallace and related figures such are Robert the Bruce. One aspect is that unlike depicted in the movie, Wallace was not betrayed by Robert the Bruce.

The information is well presented in an easy to follow timeline format. The information is interesting and relevant from beginning to end.

The narrator is easy to listen to and does a great job with the presentation.

I found this to be a very helpful and enjoyable audiobook. I would recommend this audiobook.

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

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Freedom's Call

in60Learning returns with a spotlight on William Wallace. As usual, they do a good job at relaying a life in about an hour. The best part of this episode was Doddy's narration, whose Scottish accent lent an air of authenticity to direct quotes.

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Great "Quickie" History Lesson

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of William Wallace: The Spirit of a Scottish Martyr, by in60Learning and narrated by Alexander Doddy. This was a great history lesson for me and it was short enough to hold my interest but long enough to teach me something. I really like the in60Learning idea for learning things of interest that I don’t necessarily need the “in depth” knowledge of to satisfy my curiosity. I highly recommend these books.

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Interesting look beyond the legend

This is the ninth book I’ve read/listened to by In60 Learning and I would gladly listen to another.
This book is interesting and gives insight into the likely more realistic life and actions of William Wallace. Typically, the idolized man portrayed in movies, as in this case, differs greatly from the true man. That’s what happens when we base our interpretation on accounts written 200 years after the life of the idolized person.

This is the second book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Alexander Doddy ) and I would gladly listen to another. His accents are great. He read this very well. This is not a dry history listen.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

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Not Exactly Braveheart!

Most people know the name William Wallace due to Braveheart however, from what the book gives us, this movie was very much Hollywood. I remember thinking quite highly of William Wallace due to the movie but after hearing this book, I find that I still think highly of Mr. Wallace, it's not without it's tarnish. This is a story told from what few facts are actually known but mostly from hand-me-down information. The man definitely made an impression when most wouldn't take the lead but he wasn't without his faults. If you're looking for a truer look at this great historical figure then you should give this book a chance. Of course if you're looking for as in depth as can be information then you'll need to do your own research. But this is enough to clear up a few things for me.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.