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THE INVENTION OF YESTERDAY A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection

by | Read by Tamim Ansary

History • 17 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Ansary's world history is oddly personal, not merely information and explanation, but also persuasion and argument, woven with his theories and interpretations. The writing is marked by an informal, even jocular, tone, which is carried through in his performance. His narration is not slickly professional; his voice is slightly hoarse and nasal, and his phrasing sometimes awkward. But few listeners will mind. He always succeeds in making his meaning clear through emphasis and tone, and his delivery is heartfelt, genial, and expressive. Perhaps only he could give proper weight and expression to his asides and witticisms. Not all his points are convincing, but his wide-ranging discussion is never boring, and the text and performance will keep listeners engaged throughout. W.M. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2019

DD ISBN 978-1-5491-5004-3 $25.98

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