Once I stopped expecting a history of the beverage and realized that the author was summarizing aspects of world history as affected by the beverage I enjoyed the book. I enjoyed the later material more so I think it helps to have a background understanding of the history to proivde context. A fun book.
Learning how society and drink flow together.
learning the different aspects of beer, wine, whiskey, brandy, and soda pop!
Sean used his voice very well to accent interesting facts about each of the six glasses.
This book made me go (wow, really, that is cool) I enjoyed all of this book.
Perhaps because the origins had more actual source material, I found the final three beverages more interesting to hear about.
It was a very interesting idea to follow the drinks that changed the world from beer to wine to coffee,tea,cola and now
Yes. I will read the Victorian Internet sometime soon.
Yes..he was ok.
I thought this was a very unique approach to history, and it was fun.
unique perspective on history and challenge for further cultural development
The epilogue-civilization comes full circle back to water
Wonderfully organized and detailed historical facts presented from perspective of fluids-essential element to life
How the author made the history of the world dependent on our social drinking habits
Tea. I drink from 4 to 10 cups per day and it was fascinating the role it played in history
Early on, flat.
Coffee, tea or milk or ...
I think this book would have been very hard to read because of the dryness of the first few chapters but as an Audible book it was perfect to have it read.
surprising, informative, well documented
Sean delivered the information as a person at a dinner party might be sharing information, with humor and ease.
No, it was good to have time to digest each of the sections before starting on the next. I found myself going back to previous sections, at times.
I was expecting a book that had a story running through it, but found that it was a reporting of information. While this might seem a dry approach in some instances, this book hooked me in as I became more curious about the next revelations. It really gives a great perspective on the importance of things that we take for granted.
The content was very interesting. What a refreshing (no pun intended!) way of looking at history!
After reading this book, I was so fascinated that I watched a documentary on coffee and one on beer.
Yes, it is full of interesting tidbits that I would like to remember for that next cocktail party.
The narrator was very good which, of course, is key to the Audible experience.
It's similar in the way it is presented to Bill Bryson's At Home: A Short HIstory of Private Life. Both stories take an aspect of their subject and talk about how they came about.
It very well could have been if time had allowed for it, but it's the kind of book that works well while driving around in the car.