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I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I thought it was neat learning about the Sea people. The name 'sea people' conjures up many images but when you look at this as a part of a larger whole or a piece to a historic puzzle, it begins to make more sense. It makes me think of 'clay people.'
They have several presumed origins and there wasn't much documentation regarding them but they existed. They derived from many areas around the Mediterranean Sea such as places that are now Italy, Greece, and maybe Syria. Their arrival played a role in ancient history by ending the Bronze Age and ushering in the Iron Age.
I would suppose that researching this topic was somewhat difficult which makes me like it all the more. I would be interested in more about this time period. This was great.
Kudos to Jack Chekijian for narrating this book. I thought he did a fantastic job pronouncing the names of the tribes and cities of this period. He spoke clearly and made this easier to understand. I would've hashed it up and he went through it like nobody's business. I love history, especially when it's understandable. Super job!
Audiobook received in exchange for an honest review.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
A nice one hour dissertation relating known documentation from the time of the end of the Bronze age into a cohesive study. This is not my area, but it was a good learning opportunity and well presented.
JC does a fine job of preventing the material from being dusty and boring. No dramatics or anything, just clear speaking and variant cadence and tone.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful