I loved this "little History of the World" which proved to be a wise condensed narration of human history. Written for children, this history is so well told that it is hard to put down. The narration is excellent - the voice is clear and wise. This audiobook is so good that I intend to listen again and again.
I would listen to it again, and I do. It is currently my go-to book to listen to in bed when i can't sleep - not that it puts me to sleep but that it's enjoyable even as I learn.
The first major section, which I think the author said was added later, buys into typical evolutionist theory, so I tend to skip that. But once history begins, it's good stuff.
truly enchanting story
This story puts you in the shoes of each character! I can feel the misery and the troubles and taste the gold and riches.
When Ralph Cosham spoke as a curious child it truly makes everyone laugh.
Each story was amazing but the chapter about Persian War really left me speechless
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.