In this groundbreaking work, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. It is a story that spans 13,000 years of human history, beginning when Stone Age hunter-gatherers constituted the entire human population.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
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Thank you iTunes!
I'm not a huge fan of this book because it's not the most exciting reading material around, which is most likely why this book was assigned to me as summer reading for my AP World History class. I am mainly writing this review to thank iTunes for providing Guns,Germs and Steel and other books that are used in a classroom setting as audiobooks. It is extremely helpful to me and other students to have books available to us in more than one form. My only suggestion is that iTunes should try their best to keep the books unabridged.
I agree with the other reviewer. This is a great book and I'd love to get it to listen to on my Ipod, but 6 hours is just a fraction of the entire book i think. It shouldn't cost almost anything extra to provide a much larger portion of the book.
GOOD CONTENT, HORRIBLE DELIEVERY!
I was engaged by the compelling and well-researched arguments presented in this audio book, but I remain astounded by the poor quality of the narration. The jacket indicates that the book is narrated by an accomplished, professional narrator, but I found the narrator to be incredibly boring and monotone. I frequently had to stop listening to the book while driving, due to sleepiness produced by the narrators voice. If you're not careful, it will literally put you to sleep.