Superb. A grand overview meticulously illustrating connections that only intimate knowledge of many and disparate fields brings.
Right to the point, well organised, no suppositions.
Story not relavent. This is more of a text book.
It's Nature and Nurture.
Book is worth the time.
I'm not a fan of this narratiator to start with but in this particular recording his lilting emphasis on words/phrases becomes so faint at (many) times that words are entirely lost, especially if listening in a car, and this means many 'rewinds' to catch what was said.
He could have talked about the genetics of Saxons, Vikings and Celts. Or better yet leave book as is and chang the title to something more like: Musings on the mystic beauty of the Isles, possible historic events and some suggestive supportive genetic data.
Technically the recording was fine - no dropped mics, etc.
Either most of it - we only get about eight sentences in the whole book that mention genetics specifically by region anyway - or better yet just change the title to reflect the true content of the book.
Out of about 300 books I have bought over the years from audible this is only the third that I would like my money back on (Disappearing Spoon & Michael Palins Around the World are the others). 'Spose one out of a hundred isnt so bad though.
In, what I suspect is, an attempt to make the book the most readable to the most people, basic scientific words are morphed into everyday street vernacular. The awful effect being that meanings are changed and false statements ensue - the inescapable irony being the further muddling of understanding. Picture Monet with large color blocks instead of points of color.
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