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Mark

WorthingUnited Kingdom | Member Since 2007

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  • A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Julian Barnes
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (43)

    This is one of the defining novels of English writer Julian Barnes. An entertaining melange of stories starting with a contemporary account of the launch of Noah's Ark takes us into unexpected areas of human foibles, activities, and tendencies.

    Richard says: "More Great Julian Barnes"
    "Not what I Expected"
    Overall

    The publisher describes this book as 'one of the defining novels of English writer Julian Barnes' and whilst it is a clever and creative look at human nature, I was disappointed because the title and Audible description did not adequately describe that the book was not actually a serious work about history.

    I suppose I was looking more for a WORLD HISTORY FOR DUMMIES, so Barnes' stories took me by surprise.

    Entertaining, none-the-less! For whiling away long hours of boring long-haul flying, and mindless train journeys, this was a good audio book to have tucked into my iPod.

    9 of 35 people found this review helpful

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