Early Modern Times

Version: Unabridged
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Narrator: Jim Weiss
Genres: History, World
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
Published In: October 2004
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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These spirited readings of the second and third volumes in Susan Wise Bauer's four-volume series bring to life the stories and records of the peoples of ancient times. Volume 2 covers world history from the fall of Rome to the rise of the Renaissance (A.D. 400-1600); Volume 3 examines major historical events from 1600 to 1850. Designed for parents to share with elementary-school children, enjoy listening together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations. An effective educational tool, use this audio edition as an accompaniment to the print book, a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or on its own. These CD audiobooks feature detailed track marks and an indexed booklet, allowing you to follow along with the printed version of "The Story of the World or to enjoy as a stand-alone audio version. Read by professional voice actress and veteran homeschool mother Barbara Alan Johnson.

Reviews (2)

For Children

Written by Anonymous from Timonium, MD on January 25th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I would encourage you to try this book for its multitude of stories, some familiar, some unfamiliar. However, I found the tone condescending and inappropriate for the adult portion of the audience.

An awesome sweeping narrative

Written by Tracy Dower on February 25th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

An awesome sweeping narrative. Engaging and informative. Everyone in the car enjoyed it -- from the preschooler who was captivated by the stories to the teenager who "already knows everything". Even my history buff husband learned a few new things.

Author Details

Author Details

Bauer, Susan Wise

Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series for elementary students, author of The Well-Educated Mind, The History of the Ancient World and The History of the Medieval World, and the co-author of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home. She is a faculty member in English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she teaches writing and literature.