The Mental Floss History of the World
- An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits
- Narrated by: Johny Heller
- Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-12-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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By Batman on 07-10-09
History can be entertaining.
This is not a book to be used for the scholarly study of history, but it is a great book for making you think about history and want to know more. I have listened to it twice, a little bit at a time and still enjoy it.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By Jody on 04-10-09
Good, but not good enough
I found the format somewhat confusing, seeming to jump from topic to topic, then revisiting a topic mentioned earlier, etc. That might not be a problem with the print version, but when read from front to back, it is (for me, at least).
The reader is also somewhat problematic. He has plenty of 'melody' to his voice, but a great many idiosyncratic pronunciations, which I find jarring. For instance, 'paraBOla' rather than the usual 'paRAbola'. Also, there are several malapropisms, which could be the fault of the authors, or a misreading by the reader. For instance, 'neuron' when it should be 'neutron' or 'climactic' when it should be 'climatic'. Still, it is worth listening to just for fun.
15 of 16 people found this review helpful