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.
This book brings history close to home through it's examination of the influence the stuff we chose to drink had on world development, from water through to harder stuff.
It makes me think of books like "Salt", but was less exhaustive - as well as shorter and more to the point.
While not the deepest book about history, it was very interesting.
i usually don't buy nonfiction. But,as i enjoy at least 5 of the 6 glasses, I got curious and I was not disappointed. If you enjoy tales and history of our world you will learn a lot amidst funny and interesting details.
The narrator is good. It is just that his voice isn't very clear to me.
I strongly recommend the book.
This is a fun, light hearted book that give you a view into history from a unique perspective. Nothing earth shattering, an enlightening view of history seen through what we drink.
Glad I listened to this book. The six beverages discussed are easely understood because they are still available and most of us have tried them even if they are not favorite drinks. The ramifications, especially of Coke, are thought provoking.
Really enjoyed this book. The random facts are fantastic to share with your friends and the different look at history is amazing, much different and more in depth then you learn in school, all from just the drinks.
I would recommend this for the shear uniqueness of the subject. Really does fit well with what I kept hearing references to in historical books on these various beverages, but provides a much more comprehensive viewpoint.