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  • The Sixth Extinction

  • An Unnatural History
  • By: Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,169

A major audiobook about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes. Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lifts you out of the ordinary

  • By Regina on 04-28-14

Everyone should read this book!!!

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Reviewed: 03-26-14

What did you love best about The Sixth Extinction?

This book is very enlightening.

In "The Sixth Extinction" Kolbert quotes the ecologist Paul Ehrlich: "In pushing other species to extinction, humanity is busy sawing off the limb on which it perches."

Kolbert explores this quotation by taking you on a journey around the world; discovering different ecosystems and showing the impact humans have on the biodiversity of the planet and the evolution of our fellow species.

What about Anne Twomey’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed the performance of Anne Twomey. I have no complaints.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This was a book I wanted to listen to in one sitting. The information collected by the author is very eye-opening so I wanted to listen on....

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