The book isn't really what I was expecting. It started out well, but then went too deep into philosophy and too light on science. I was hoping it would deal with ethics in science, the scientific method in detail, etc ... Sorry, I realize a lot of work has gone into this one, but I just really couldn't get into it.
One of the big (and absolutely silly, I acknowledge!) problem was that at times the voice of the narrator reminded me of the hillbilly character on the Simpsons, which obviously does not at all fit with the topic of the audiobook!!!! ;)
I really enjoyed this audiobook - it was well organized and highly informative. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get a sound basis of the concepts and issues of biology.
The only thing I found a little disappointing is the level of polish of the book. The narrator made several minor mistakes, which he immediately corrected, but these should have been removed during editing. In fact, there doesn't appear to have been ANY editing for this audiobook - it is more like a recorded series of university lectures than an audio book. I understand that is how it was recorded, but for the audio book version the least the editor could have done is some cleaning up ...
Great book, and congrats to Prof Nowicki for presenting the information in such an interesting way.
This is a very well polished audio book - really like the narrator.
The breadth of the book is massive, spanning all of human history. It is thoroughly researched and enjoyable.
My only negative comment is that it is at times light on hard dates, which makes putting the different threads of the storyline together a little difficult at times.
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