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Ondrej Elleder

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Magical

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-18

A magical story that comes alive in this wonderful narration. I am going to start listening to the other books immediately.

main currents of world history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-16

What did you love best about A Brief History of the World?

It gives you a way of thinking about world history in an abstractly practical - or practically abstract - way.

It focuses on the main themes, forces, topics, currents shaping it.

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

It's definitely not be listened to in a single sitting. Listen to one, two, three lectures a day.

Any additional comments?

I recommend it to anyone who wants to make sense of world history.

I have listened to it over and over

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-11

I heartily recommend it. The writing is very original and Brian Cox is superb, as always: I think John Aubrey himself could not have narrated it better. He captures the spirit of the writing. For me it's an all-time classic, and phrases and whole passages from this recording (which I first had as a CD from Naxos years ago) are my constant companions. But again, as I believe one reviewer has said, don't expect autobiographies: these are vignettes. But in terms of vignettes, I have never seen anything to compare with them.

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