Absorbing, surprising and fascinating
The only other book I can think of that matches the breadth and depth of this one is The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
I can't choose one. The range is so wide- across the Victorian British Empire, across the World. I loved hearing details about the Carribbean Sugar Colonies and the Maori in New Zealand.
No. But you can't really do anything else while listening the first time. You might miss something!
If you enjoy history, historical fiction, historical romances, or Jane Austen, this book will explain so much about how things work. Even Downton Abbey- understanding the time helps us understand motivations.
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