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THE WORLD A Family History of Humanity

by | Read by Ajjaz Awad, Ako Mitchell, Anna Cordell, Ayesha Dharker, Damian Lynch, Gunnar Cauthery, Jonathan Aris, Kevin Shen, Lara Sawalha, Leighton Pugh, Lucian Msamati, Nabiha Akkari, Nneka Okoye, Rachel Handshaw, Raj Ghatak

History • 68 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

This ambitious audiobook by the author of THE ROMANOVS offers a comprehensive global history in the tradition of Toynbee and Wells. It's a polished, richly detailed narrative that any one of the half dozen best members of this unwieldy ensemble, or a compatible three or four, could have made memorable. Instead, the listener encounters a bewildering variety of voices and accents, presumably reflecting the global scope of the narrative but that are highly uneven in talent and experience. Adding to the difficulty, narrators change frequently, often in the middle of episodes and following no apparent purpose or design. These constant arbitrary shifts in accent, pace, and aptitude shatter the narrative and tire the ear. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2023]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593627662 $55.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593627679 $95.00

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