This book is not meant for history lovers. There are snippets of great historical events but most of it is just court drama and gossips from Catherine time. It's not a terrible book but it could have been so much more.
Solid performance by the narrator.
Character, Practice, Habits
Very passionate reader, really enjoyed his style.
I would have loved this course to be twice as long as it was. The content is a great mix between historical context, philosophical ideas and practical tips. I found the book to be both inspiring and challenging. Although I was already familiar with the topic, I learned a lot. Highly recommended.
This book's content is really interesting and the author's narration is great. It's a perfect introduction to comparative religion. I enjoyed it a lot and would recommend it to my friends. It might be better to choose another title if you are already advanced in the study of those historical figures though.
Each chapter requires some serious work to become easier and more pleasant to listen to. This feels more like one of those old books in which you constantly need to jump back several pages to understand the point being made.
Not really. There are many great books on the same topic.
This book is very hard to listen to as the simplest ideas are lost in circumvoluted thoughts. It reminded me of what I disliked most at university: the inability to state interesting ideas in an interesting way.
This book is a real historian's work. It states clearly what the author knows from different sources and what he personally believes to be true. There are a lot of details about Columbus travels and how people reacted in Europe to the news of these discoveries. However, if you expect to be entertained all along, this might not be a great pick as the book really goes deep into each travel, with a lot of attention to life at sea. Great adventures are also made of some less exciting, or even boring parts and this book will give them to you too.
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