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Glad to find a very very useful book

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Reviewed: 07-12-20

This book is a very very practical guide to understand habits and get a grip..well written to the ppint and no long winded clutter....the resources on the website are very good, hoping to use them. Narration is excellent, listened at 1.75 speed while reading the book.

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Epic book and epic narration

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Reviewed: 08-11-20

This is a monumental deepthinking book on how different societies developed differently in the world. The sheer curiosity, the sincerity and unrelenting research, the mindboggling insights the author gives in trying to find the answers is incredible. Heard it took at least 25 years of research for this book. But yes, this book could be a bit boring with too many details, so it is serious studying, nit a casual read by any means . There are a few chapters at the end which summarise the book, especially Hemispheres Colliding and Speedboat to Polynesia which are fabulous. I had a special interest in how bows and arrows evolved in various societies and learnt tbat they actually did not come about in some societies like Australia. The magnitude of the question and the serious pursuit of answers.. the book is a masterpiece..the narration is brilliant in a tone which matches the tone of the book..i heard this at 1.1 speed while reading the ohysical book.. looking forward to hear more from this artist. Take your time and read this book. You'll remember this. And appreciate Mr.Diamond.

Extremely thought provoking

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Reviewed: 24-07-20

Another masterpiece from YNH..Just read this gem and wallowing in the sheer genius of this book. Narration is excellent, but some sentences of the kindle book are skipped in the audio book.

Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant

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Reviewed: 07-06-20

A thoroughly satisfying and enlightening delight in the fabulous voice of Dr.Tharoor himself. The narration and the book are excellent. This should be a perfect example of how to do research. Must be made compulsory reading. Deep bow and a sincere namaste, Shashi Tharoor.

Moving Story, Excellent narration

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Reviewed: 24-04-20

This is a moving story during the Emergency in India. The descriptions are just amazing. Unforgettable read, but a bit long drawn and a disappointing ending.

Lump in the thoat moving

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Reviewed: 09-04-20

This book just changes you forever. Written with such deep insights, im still having a lump in the throat reading about this doctor's diary of his last days. Great narration.

Fantastic history, disappointing pronunciation

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Reviewed: 28-03-20

This is a racy, unputdownable account of EIC's takeover of India. The plotting, the scheming, the political, cultural and economic situation of the times narrated in absolutely fascinating detail by WD. What were drab facts and dates in school text books come alive in dazzling multi colour piercing detail. After this book, the heart goes out for some of the characters, especially Shah Alam, and the blood boils at some of the personalities. The narration is very good in general, but extremely disappointed and shocked at the bad pronunciation of Indian names and places...not even one word was right, sounds like an awkward tonge twisted westerner. This was rankling , when Shah 'Alam' is pronunced as 'Alaam’ and even Ganga (the river) as 'Ganja' in one instance. The narrator seems to be comfortable with French names and words but ill at ease and totally foreign to Indian places, names and words. But otherwise enjoyed his narration. One jewel from Audible.

Excellent

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Reviewed: 13-02-20

A thoroughly entertaining and enlightening series, really, a delight! Mr.Fry is just too good, immensely enjoyed the section on puns and metaphors.