I personally loved parts and other bits I was bored by but generally it's a great book. In-depth to the right degree and covering a broad area in an efficient manner. The bits I was bored by were probably because those were topics that don't really inspire me in the first place.... So can't really fault the book for that. Well done bill
"Fascinating but looong"
A great story and brought together well. Full of interesting facts and little untold histories. A long audio book. will have to re listen!
"Physics half excellent, descent into biology a tad dreary"
First half very engaging - well read and kept the listener (me) engaged, the latter half lacked the initial spark and it felt like both author and narrator were just going through the motions to finish the book. I know I was.
"a good listen. I like me bryson`s style."
informed. has encouraged me to find out more. enjoyed the reading as well, although some of the accents were a tad wobbly.... still it didn't detract from overall fun
I can't praise this book enough. It's an engaging and enjoyable crash course scientific history. Really well read too. I've listened to this book three times already
"Could have been shorter..."
Obviously, this is not a history of everything but instead a history of the world as an object. While I found this mostly interesting it does drag in places and somethings are over explained. I was glad when it finished as I was beginning to bore of the topics included.
"A very easy and interesting book to listen to."
Yes definitely. I found a lot of his points a good talking point for discussions. I was really disappointed when the book came to an end.
A very likable and warm voice, he seemed upbeat in his narration and as if he enjoyed reading it for the listeners.
I don't know who would enjoy it. I did not.
I found it very difficult to listen to this recording.
"a great although long listen!"
great book and I learnt a lot, however a number of things I know about in very recent deal have superceded the book. It is also very long so make sure you have enough time!
Enjoyable and educational eventhough I don't understand or particularly am interested in science. Thoroughly recommend.