A little too much for one sitting.
This is a book that is easy to listen to and is a good overview of history.
I lived this book it is meant for children, very smart ones, so it is full of details and it is told as if it were a fairy tale. I recommend it to any person who feels she has to learn more about world history.
Such a wonderful summation of our history. Author found a way to convey an incredible about of content and complexity in a way that most children could understand with little bias.
This is the first audiobook that I will certainly listen to again. It reads like an epic poem, but it is all historical fact. I definitely am more informed after listening to this book.
What a nicely written and read book. Given the scope of the subject and rather modest ambitions of the author there will inevitably be many topics missed or given limited depth. But a fine balance was struck. It is perhaps the only audio book for which I never had a desire to listen to at a faster rate, rather choosing to linger on the words and savior the narrative.
I enjoyed the book so much on CD years back, that I downloaded it on Audible and listened again. Great for teenagers to put historical events into perspective with what was going on at the same time in other parts of the world.
This is a truly beautiful book. Written for children but also wonderful for adults who want an uncomplicated overview of history.
It's not all encompassing by any means but it offers a nice introduction and overview of many of the major civilizations and events through history.
It's also perfect for audio as it is conversational in tone, light and doesn't give you an opportunity to lose your place or get distracted.
Fabulously narrated. I wish I had been given this book as a child- I may not have been so overwhelmed by history- especially ancient history.
This book is amazing! It brings together all the major events in history and weaves them in a seamless, beautiful story. Say goodbye to all those historical fragments in your head and welcome a cohesive, entertaining history of the world in only a few hours of listening. The narrator is also outstanding! I was very sad when the book ended. Well done!!!!