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Once ozone collected in the upper atmosphere, life no longer had to stay submerged to avoid the sun’s damaging ultraviolet radiation. Survey the first half of the Paleozoic Era, between 542 and 400 million years ago, when a great green revolution occurred on dry land.
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Horrible Narration

What disappointed you about Leaving the Oceans: The Rise of Plants on Land?

The narrator reads as though every word was amazing and needed to be emphasized. I was exhausted after the first sentence. He also speaks very rapidly - as though you might leave the room if he doesn't get it all out immediately. In fact he is in such a hurry that he cuts of the ends of the words at the end of most sentences. Don't have time to finish this sentence! I have to move on to the next one now!! I could not listen to this. The topic seems as though it should be pretty interesting to me, but I would need to read the text as I cannot listen to this.

Has Leaving the Oceans: The Rise of Plants on Land turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What didn’t you like about Robert Hazen’s performance?

(Addressed previously)

What character would you cut from Leaving the Oceans: The Rise of Plants on Land?

the narrator!

Any additional comments?

I feel deprived of the content due to the nature of the narrator.