Liam Neeson...maybe comrade Hitch if he were still with us.
I read this book last year and wanted to review it again with the audio version. I just can't manage it. Peter Johnson's style to me lacks vibrance. His performance see-saws through the content with a droning, high school text book-like quality. Peter, you're not necessarily reading to high schoolers. Feel free to throw back a couple shots as you read your next book. I think it would help.
The information is mostly new to me and not what I learning in high school or college...Nice to get a bit of scholarly research on a topic that has been around for so long...
He can pronounce all the crazy names of people and place and helps me to keep them all straight
No extreme reaction...just healthy curiosity...
Thanks for having it in your library...for me to buy...
Yes. Fascinating review of the cultures in America before Columbus. We are still being taught out if date information. This book tells a story while reviewing new information showing how advanced these cultures were in 1491.
Yes. I will be reading 1493.
It's not what you learned in school
This is the sort of book where I'm astounded an abridgement exists; I would not have purchased it had I realized it wasn't the full book.
Yes. It is good and has historically accurate information showing the other side of history.
Learning about "Homberg's Mistake"
They all are to me
By jumping from place to place the book never felt boring or like a textbook.
No, but it did make me think.
Ironically, why isn't this topic just fascinating? I listened for 5 hours before I concluded that I could find many things more enjoyable or instructive. The way this author organized his material sucked the life right out of it, and the narrator couldn't do much to change this.
I can't believe I didn't even buy this on sale. I have listened to several duds, but most of them fall into the $4.95 offerings. this hurt.
Very educational but not boring. The story was engaging without getting fantastic. This is a must read for anyone who is interested in more about the world than the street they live on.
Well they are all good, this was excelent
The fact that I could "read" it on a long trip in the car and not have to carry the book. It is very hard to read when you are driving
Need to keep learning, as most of the stuff I learned in school, wel,l it was wrong!