Dave Barry's History of the Millenium (So Far)
- Narrated by: Patrick Frederic
- Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-20-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Plus, an extra added bonus: Dave Barry's complete history of the millennium so recently (and unlamentedly) gone: Crusaders! Vikings! Peter Minuit's purchase of Manhattan for $24, plus $167,000 a month in maintenance fees! The invention of pizza by Leonardo da Vinci and of the computer by Charles Babbage (who died in 1871 still waiting to talk to somebody from Technical Support)!
Filled with facts and commentary that will amaze your friends and confound your enemies (yes, we mean you, Osama!), this is the book that will finally earn Dave Barry his second Pulitzer Prize. And about darned time, too.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Tony Jacobson on 10-22-08
This book has the same writing pattern over and over. A paragraph about a topic and then a humorous sentence at the end. It would have been great if it was a newspaper article in length. But its just too much to listen too for a whole book's worth of this type of thing.
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By Christine on 10-08-12
Disappointing retreads of his year's end columns
Would you try another book from Dave Barry and/or Patrick Frederic?
I used to love Dave Barry's work - to the point that I'd be laughing out loud while other people were looking at my strangely. Unfortunately this latest work is just tired. It's the same old, same old. It would have to be another format for me to consider buying another of his books.
What do you think your next listen will be?
I'm listening to The Godfather now.I never got the chance to read it years ago.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
The wry observations just got old. It just wasn't that funny and that's why I buy Dave Barry books - I want to laugh.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful