This novel contains dense historically significant information which can be tough to push through if not thoroughly enthused to read. Not to diminish from the quality of the novel, but there were times I was struggling to continue the book. The narration done by Alan Sklar highly improves" The Ghost Map" as I both read and listened to this book within one afternoon and evening. I definitely recommend both the audiobook and novel.
Monotone narration, but it's easy to listen to at 1.25 speed. Great first chapter and overall subject. It get pretty redundant and rambling I'm the second half with recap and prognostication.
This is a fascinating look at Victorian London through the lens of public sanitation and the state of scientific thinking at the time.
I find it ironic that the author condemns the fake science practiced by those who believed in the Miasma theory but praises the fake science of global warming. The story is good but the epilogue is a liberal manifesto and contributes nothing in telling the story of John Snow. The epilogue doesn't feel like it belongs in the book so read everything except for it.
This book was terrible and was the worst book I ever read in my life . If you are thinking about reading this crappy thing that should've never have been published don't read it . The story was pointless and I also couldn't pay attention to the story because it didn't have a moral or any main characters to follow .
Thank you for making me read this awful book ( summer reading )
Interesting story about the cholera epidemic in London in the mid 1800's and the source discovery. Sometimes wanders into other supporting details to the extreme. But core story an interesting one.
This book meets that fine line where history becomes a fascinating story without surrendering academic quality. This is an excellent book for any one curious about the history of epidemiology, urban development, or even just a picture into how frightening the world of the not so distant past really was...
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I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. The beginning is captivating. The historical content is grasping. The studies of demographics, socio-graphics, map making, and science are interesting.
My favorite characters are the people living in these Victorian times. I enjoyed the insight of the daily life.
He seems to have a dry sense of humor that creeps in every once in a while.
I did want to listen to it all in one sitting but it's too long.
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