Oi, mate. Narrator Mark Robertson's musical Australian intonation is wildly appropriate for this anthropological history of early migrations in the Pacific islands between the Americas and western Asia. It is the voice of underestimated colonies raised in defense of undervalued peoples. Author Thomas provides evidence of the sophisticated boat building and navigation that took place eons before the first Europeans arrived to conquer, and condescend. The English so underestimated Australia that they stocked the penal colony at Botany Bay with pickpockets and prostitutes. Similarly, European explorers denied the seamanship of the natives of the surrounding islands of Oceania. Robertson's voice is a versatile instrument that delivers intricate detail where needed and deep feeling when appropriate. B.H.C. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2021]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9781549164453 $24.98
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