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Atlantis, the Antediluvian World

Narrated by: Christopher Romance
Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: History, World
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Atlantis: The Antediluvian World was published in 1882 by the Minnesotan author Ignatius L. Donnelly. He argues that all known ancient civilizations were descended from this lost land which once existed in the Atlantic Ocean, opposite the Mediterranean Sea. The author claimed that the description of this island given by Plato is not fable, but veritable history.

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Important book, annoying reader

I cannot stress enough how annoying the reader is with his stupid accents. It pains me to give this book a bad review. Why did the reader of this feel the need to give a made up accent to every person quoted? It makes it seem like the reader is trivializing the work. This really takes you out of the book every time he does it. Chopping up your concentration is annoying. He reads it like he's trying to keep the focus of children by putting on characters. I would love for this to be reread in a more serious tone by the same or other person.

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Terrible narration

What pointless accents was this narrator trying to do. It made a great book absolutely unbearable and I gave up after a few chapters.
Totally butchered

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  • Lance
  • 07-03-20

ameteurish narration

Where do I begin? Absurd foreign accents? Annoying and silly approximations of how 19th century explorers and scholars might have sounded? It really blurs a line between entertainment and narration of a book on a serious topic. It even contains a number of mispronciations of common English words. It just can't be taken seriously like this. It takes the focus off of the material itself, casting doubt onto the veracity of the information presented.

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  • Walter Fawcette
  • 14-01-20

Somewhat Annoying

PRO: This is the book nearly all Atlantis books draw from. As such, it may contain info you've not heard before.
CONS: There is a lot of quoted material here. For instance, "Sir Knitely reported..." Instead of simply reading the quote, the narrator invents a "voice" for each. I found that as distracting as the lack of illustrations that are discussed. I've searched and not found a PDF file of illustrations to accompany this. Archive.org does have photocopies of the pages with illustrations but access is cumbersome at best.