Narrator Cynthia Farrell's approach to this serious subject is lighter than one might expect. Sometime around the year 1000, Norsemen (and a few women) crossed from Greenland to what is now Canada. This audiobook marks that achievement as the first time goods and ideas could--at least, theoretically--travel around the world from the Americas to Europe, Africa, and Asia, introducing the possibility of true globalism. International and intercontinental trade routes stretched for thousands of miles, ready for European explorers to connect to them. Farrell's delivery is too light in some instances. Sometimes her phrasing suggests that she is not familiar with the text. Nevertheless, the material is fascinating to those with an interest in the distant origins of the modern world. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2020]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9781797102986 $19.99
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