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Las Animas,, Colorado, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Martin Meredith
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    In Born in Africa, Martin Meredith follows the trail of discoveries about human origins made by scientists over the last hundred years, recounting their intense rivalry, personal feuds, and fierce controversies, as well as their feats of skill and endurance. The results have been momentous. Scientists have identified more than 20 species of extinct humans. They have firmly established Africa as the birthplace not only of humankind but also of modern humans.

    Simon says: "Up to date interesting"
    "Fingernails on a chalk board."
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Born in Africa in three words, what would they be?

    Ruined by Narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    This narrator obviously knew nothing of the topic. Perhaps he would do well reading a novel of a non-scientific topic, set in America but his mispronunciation of scientific words as well as Swahili proper names was painful to listen to. It took away so much from my enjoyment of the book. I wold not listen to another book read by this man. His failure to correctly pronounce scientific vernacular caused me to question much about the book.


    2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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