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Douglas

melbourne, VIC, Australia

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  • Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Eduardo Galeano, Isabel Allende (Foreward)
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (65)

    Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation.

    Gina Papa says: "Excellent"
    "excellent broad spectrum of history"
    Overall

    a lucid and free flowing account of latin american history that is a pleasure to listen to and provides a springboard for more detailed analysis. always helps when narrator has a pleasant voice...nice work.....I intend to buy the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    Overall
    (553)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (220)

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

    Marius says: "Superbly whimsical"
    "An absolute pleasure to listen to"
    Overall

    If you have the slightest interest in expanding your grasp of the world around you then this audiobook cannot be recommended highly enough...a pleasure to listen to....hell. now i know what a SLUG really is....lol

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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