The basic premise of the book is great and I have to say that I found it interesting and informative at first.
Somewhat light on hard facts and full of opinions which is OK until about half way through the book when it became clear that this appear to be a selection of facts and anecdotes to build up a religious and/or spiritual message/point of view.
I liked Peter's performance, enjoyable narration.
Differing points of view are always welcome and even though I do not agree with the authors point of view it was a good listen.
Having read the Belgariad and Mallorean book series many years ago I decided to pick this one up, more or less on a whim.
The book covers a few thousand years before the main book series and give some background about what happened before the Belgariad and Mallorean. If you haven't read them before I would recommend you do that first.
It is written in the same storyteller style as all other books by the Eddings and is a classic adventure story filled with engaging characters, humor and suspense all delivered at a perfect pace.
Having children of my own I would argue that all Eddings books are suitable for a young adults which is not always the case in this genre.
Being a spin off to a BBC documentary there is a solid body of facts and, at least to me, new information about parts of history that may have been "less" covered in popular history books that I've come across.
It is well narrated, engaging and easy to listen while going through your everyday activites.
I'm relatively new to audiobooks but this one almost felt like a paper one, I cold pause more or less anywhere and pick it up minutes or days later without "loosing the plot".
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