A Less Boring History of the World

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1 out of 5 stars
By Jess on 19-05-13

Patronising & Flippant

The idea of this book was so appealing - to fill in gaps in my history knowledge without being too dry. Instead David Rear is astonishingly patronising and flippant. To say Bangladesh was created "for some reason" as an end note to a vague chapter on India and Pakistan is breath-takingly rude, ignorant and just not funny. The over-riding feeling I had was that Miles Jupp gamely read out this desperately unfunny book as best he could. I'm sure I could feel him cringing though.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Miss on 13-04-13

Far from a boring listen

The history began with a homage to Briget Jones, a nod to Genesis and a wink to science and continued to hold my attention throughout. Miles Jupp's narration is excellent. Perfect for a long car journey, or in my case making a day spent cleaning and ironing far less dreary.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Teleica K. on 07-04-16

Quite funny

This was quite an amusing listen with many lol moments but really it should be called A less Boring History of the West considering the majority of the content was European/ US based.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By D. G. Mathias on 12-04-17

the title is quiet correct

I like history, this book was a great, light hearted look at the world.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Uthred on 11-05-16

a damn good listen.

when someone as easy to listen to reads as interesting a book as this life is good.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Rayejay on 14-04-13

Fun & lighthearted introduction to history

This is a great start for those who didn't do history at school & find the more challenging & detailed history compilations a little daunting. Only criticism is that you might remember the jokes more easily than the facts & it's definitely for teenagers & above!

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