50 year old woman, financial executive, interested in science, human behaviour and history in laymen terms & always enjoy good fiction.
..... not given in the most compelling manner. The authurs could have spiced it up a little bit and the narraction could have been of higher dramatic quality, but overall I recommend this audiobook to the layman interested in world history and to those who believe that wars are fought for anything except money.
I'd recommend the written book to anyone interested in history -- some fascinating detail in there. The final chapters veer from history to modern trade policy, and were less compelling to me.
I would not recommend the audiobook to anyone.
No. The dull monotone, the odd cadence and substandard pronunciation make listening to the narration a grating experience.
This totally sounds like the audiobook is read by a computer!
Not sure if I oversaw something in the small print, but I could not listen to this monotone, cold voice longer than 2 minutes.
I have listened to many audiobooks but this book it seems I have to read myself.
(Btw: Don't mind my rating, it obviously does not refer to the content)
I have another book narrated by Mel Foster and I will be SURE to avoid him from now on. Get this only if you prefer someone who speaks deep in his throat (I expect him to choke any moment) and uses a slow, absolute monotone that makes him sound like he's about to pass out. The listener will pass out also.
Some narrators could read a phone book and make it sound interesting. Foster is just the opposite: he can read a thriller and make it SOUND like a phone book!
Publishers are terrified to use female narrators. Maybe they should try someone new because this deep throat monotone does NOT work.