The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783

Narrated by: Joseph Gomez
Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Classics, Nonfiction
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This history of naval warfare published in 1890 was highly influential in its day. The author investigates the reasons for Britain's naval domination during the 18th century and recommends various naval strategies based on these. The book was closely studied by the military powers of the time, and Mahan’s insights were adopted by major navies in the years preceding the First World War.

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Astonishingly bad production

Mahan's classic work may be dense, but it is seminal in maritime history.

This reader clearly couldn't care less about the topic. the preview led me to believe it would be an unexceptional reading, but not as bad as this. Distractingly obvious mispronunciations and slip ups that demonstrated he never actually read through the text before reading are compounded by occasional background noise and repeated lines that weren't edited out (a lot of repeated lines). There were even points where they left in the reader clearing his throat.

The WORST reading I've ever heard on Audible.

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Very bad reading

I had to stop listening because the narration was so bad. It's impossible to tell from the narration where the sentences begin and end.

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  • 03-06-19

Hard to listen

Narrator's performance is not very good. There are no pauses, no intonation just plain text.
Haven't finished.