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A rather dry story

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-2018

Struggling to go on after 3 Chapters, too dry and too formal, I don't get a sense of what the philosopher is really like as a real person.

Pretty dry

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-2016

What disappointed you about An Economic History of the World since 1400?

It is a laundry list of facts, couldn't get pass 2 lectures. Need to work on a story to thread through the facts.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointing.

Unexciting

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-2016

Would you try another book written by The Great Courses or narrated by Professor Jonathan P. Roth?

Not a good performance, the narrator seemed lethargic, his accents troubled me at times. He seemed to be disinterested in the subject matter. The coverage was great, but the presentation could have been made more interesting.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from War and World History?

I would shorten the part on early history, most of which was mere speculation.

Thoroughly Engaging

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-2016

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Very engaging, a quick survey of the most important philosophical ideas in history, probably good for someone new to the world of philosophy.

What did you like best about this story?

The narrative is very engaging.

Have you listened to any of Professor Daniel N. Robinson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No.