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What did you love best about Off the Edge of the Map?
There are so many little-known facts about famous and not-so-famous explorers mentioned in the book that one could hardly find in textbooks and on wikipedia.
Who was your favorite character and why?
That was Captain James Cook that has left a legacy of scientific and geographical knowledge which was to influence his successors well into the 20th century and whom I consider to be a role model.
Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
That was just fascinating to learn of of so many extraordinary people and little-known facts about them.
Any additional comments?
I would recommend to everyone who is interested in history to purchase this book. There won't be any regrets afterwards.
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What did you like best about Off the Edge of the Map? What did you like least?
I enjoyed the stories about the explorers and their journeys. The presentation was clear and concise and tried not to be sensationalistic or overplay any part of the tales, which was perfect. Well written stuff, thanks Michael!
My sole criticism is with the performance. The narrator makes no effort to try to pronounce non-English names or places words correctly. It would be forgivable once, but it happens nearly every time a non-English name comes up.
But that's minor compared to the content of the book. I found the book to be a perfect introduction to each explorer. Actually, I wish I'd gotten the paper version so I could read the bibliography, because now I've got to find some books on Ibn Battuta and Richard Burton....
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