A short history was a incredible book to listen to. I love science and history and it was the perfect blend with a touch of humor. I had to put it on every time I was in the car to see what was coming next.
if you also have a desire to know a little about a lot of things, this is a book for you. Bryson is able to describe scientific information in a way that is very enjoyable to read/hear. I have listen to this book 3 or more times, learning more each time and enjoying every time!
I bought this after listening to a Great Course on Big History and hearing it referenced time and again. I couldn't be more pleased. Bill Bryson has a way with words and Richard Matthews' narration was superb. I also bought a copy for my kindle just for reference and found a used hardcover so I can share it with friends.