The Silk Roads
- A New History of the World
- Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
- Length: 24 hrs and 17 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-16-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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By way of events as disparate as the American Revolution and the world wars of the 20th century, Peter Frankopan realigns the world, orienting us eastward and illuminating how even the rise of the West 500 years ago resulted from its efforts to gain access to and control of these Eurasian trading networks. In an increasingly globalized planet, where current events in Asia and the Middle East dominate the world's attention, this magnificent work of history is very much a work of our times.
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By Mom in Santa Fe on 07-29-16
What Really Makes the World Go Round
What made the experience of listening to The Silk Roads the most enjoyable?
The wealth of information in this book is enlightening. Anyone who will devote the time to listen to this book once may well have to listen at least once again because the content is so well-researched and so full of cross-cultural background and historical detail.
What did you like best about this story?
The author brings to light aspects of history that are just not taught in schools and universities. The historical web of trade and commerce as the engine of world history is absolutely fascinating.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Laurence Kennedy?
The narrator was problematic for me. In English he is terrific, and I could listen to any strictly English language book from him. Any other language is not his forte. As a fluent speaker of Spanish I was dismayed by the lack of knowledge and terrible mispronunciations throughout the text. The narrator tripped on words inl other languages as well.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The entire concept of The Silk Roads moved me.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By Ozren Muić on 03-31-16
I like the new look on the old story and how it is woven from the same information but show different picture. I congratulate Mr. Frankopan on unique perspective on the world and thank him for this wonderful book.
21 of 22 people found this review helpful