Yes, it is beautiful.
The woman voicing Mother Teresa didn't really seem to capture her personality. Mother, at least according to times I have seen her talk and based upon peoples' descriptions of her, was a determined, focused, and almost spunky woman. The narrator in the audiobook had a breathy, sterile delivery that seemed almost stereotypical, like the porcelain statue of a saint.
The presenter had a very low voice, and he got quiet at times, so it was hard to hear in my car. Very good otherwise
Yes, gives a nice view of everyday life in a number of ancient civilizations.
The narrative surrounding death in an ancient Greek household.
The story of an Irish Monk being pursued by a viking.
It was very moving in places. Garland is a very compelling speaker.
My one qualm is that after the 4th century or so, everything was viewed through a Britain-focused lens. I would have preferred to spend some time going back to Rome in the time of Constantine, or learning about life in the Byzantine empire.
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