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What made the experience of listening to Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction the most enjoyable?
If we are talking about my enjoyment, that's simply because I like the source material. The narrator and author, however, did not make the experience any less bearable, so that's a plus.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction?
The cynical critique of kingly inscriptions, especially that of Sargon of Akkad's (Sargon ruled the very first empire- its size, and the cynicism, will astound you).
What about Fajer Al-Kaisi’s performance did you like?
He did not sound bored, and his voice is pleasant.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Snapshots of a World Lost?
Any additional comments?
On al-Kaisi's narrative performance, I found the bracket pauses to be incredibly awkward. I feel he should've listened to how other narrators perform them before doing his own. It can be confusing if you have no context.
A good short overview of the time and region. Looking forward to learning more. I enjoyed Amanda Podanys approach - concise yet not to much as to lose the interning nuggets of interest.