The History of the Ancient World

  • by Susan Wise Bauer
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • 26 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own.
This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. This narrative history employs the methods of "history from beneath" - literature, epic traditions, private letters, and accounts - to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled. The result is an engrossing tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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GREAT OVERVIEW

I found this book both interesting and informative. Definitely a must for those who are looking for an overview before delving into some more specific areas of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, or Chinese history .
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- Kevin casey

Detailed without the drudgery of many texts

Great narrator. I'll be looking for more of his.
Insightful and articulately written. Very pleased.
I have now bought others in the series and anticipate listening to those.
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- Ben

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-08-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios