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  • The Silk Roads

  • A New History of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,345

The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor reading.

  • By Paul on 29-08-17

Interesting.... But

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-16

The book is great and full of illuminating insights into current Middle East situation but the reader was poor and his emphasis often wrong

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