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To start with, in contrast to a review on this Audiable story, the performer did a great job with their narration. In particular the enunciation. I personally do not play educational Audiable books at x1.0 speed. The words were clear and defined even at x2.80 speed. Once again, it's an educational book, I do not know what kind of artistic voice overs others may come to expect. It's a study of history, not Shakespear. The narrator even did a flawless job at transitioning the pronunciation of seemingly endless French names. As to be expected with any Lynn Hunt book.
As for the story itself, it was well above and beyond my expectations. Personally the final chapter, at minimum helped me craft an idea for a project of which I must present by the end of the semester. Audio, kindle or physical this book is a must read for any student or persons in academia for a fresh breath of thought delivered by Lynn Hunt.
As "global studies" becomes an increasingly common framework for history education at both the secondary and college level (including entire departments of Global Studies on some campuses), Lynn Hunt offers a timely consideration of the relevance of globalization for historians, reviewing key paradigms and also looking forward in an engaging way.
I tried the kindle, paperback, and Audible versions. All were useful, though I wish the Audible performance by Suzanne Toren did not sound so aloof and self-satisfied -- it seemed like an impersonation of a professor from a century ago (few contemporary academics actually sound like that, and if they do, it's annoying), so it distracted the listener from the book's content.