Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2006
CD ISBN 9781400103355 $34.99 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781400153350 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2006
CD ISBN 9781400133352 $69.99 Eight CDs
This work concerns a decade-long study of several thousand volunteers from Britain, Ireland, and the U.S. Sykes wished to compile a genetic history of the British Isles from DNA evidence, and in that he did succeed. Interweaving historical accounts of the Isles with accounts from his own study, he finds that much of accepted history is wrong. The choice of Dick Hill to read this meandering work may not be the best fit. His voice is fine but does not quite mesh with this production. His rhythm and pace are rather disjointed. This characteristic makes the work hard to follow, and the listener can quickly lose interest. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
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