Reading non-fiction puts me to sleep. Listening to it fires my imagination. The Most Powerful Idea in the World did this especially well. I enjoyed it so much that when it ended I wanted to start it over from the beginning again.
One of the better narrators I've listened to lately, Mr Prichard gave a varied enough performance to keep me listening eagerly.
I loved it when the author compared Aristotle's theory on why vacuums were impossible to the Monty Pynthon skit about witches!
As an author doing research on the times from the Enlightenment to the Industrial Revolution, this book was the best overview.
I listened to this book in order to research Victorian Africa for a book I'm writing. The details were fascinating, heart-breaking. I was surprised to learn more about the way the English made such an impact on the development of Africa and contributed to the problems there today.
The reader's voice is so deadpan that I thought at first it was computer generated. I became accustomed to it eventually but I don't think it contributed to my enjoyment of the story.
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