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The Outline of History

Bernard Mayes

Embark on a remarkable journey through time as H. G. Wells guides you through the annals of history in 'The Outline of History.' With insightful commentary and engaging storytelling, Wells reminds us of our common past, urging us to repudiate war and embrace international patriotism. This timeless work, narrated with reverence by Blackstone Audio, Inc., takes you beyond the mere retelling of events and delves into the lives of those who shaped history. 'The Outline of History' is not just a historical account - it is a treasure trove of wisdom that challenges us to reflect on our actions and navigate the present with compassion.

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Description

The Outline of History: A Journey through Time and Wisdom As we navigate through the complexities of the present, it is essential to remember our past. H. G. Wells, the acclaimed writer of science-fiction classics, understood this need and embarked on a mission to document the vast expanse of human history. In his monumental work, 'The Outline of History,' Wells not only chronicles the events that shaped our world but also offers invaluable insights into the human condition. In the aftermath of World War I, Wells felt disillusioned by the peace settlement. He believed that humanity needed to awaken to the instability of the world order and learn from the mistakes of the past. 'The war to end war,' a phrase coined by Wells, had proven to be a misnomer. It was evident that there was more to be done. Wells's intention with 'The Outline of History' was to remind mankind of its common past. By understanding where we came from, we could develop a sense of international patriotism and, in turn, repudiate the concept of war. His words carried a weight that resonated with readers, earning him worldwide recognition and establishing him as a leading voice of his time. Published by Blackstone Audio, Inc., 'The Outline of History' has stood the test of time. This audiobook version, narrated with utmost precision and reverence, transports listeners on a remarkable journey through the annals of history. As you immerse yourself in Wells's words, you will find yourself not simply reading about events but experiencing them firsthand. From the rise and fall of great civilizations to significant scientific discoveries, 'The Outline of History' covers it all. Wells takes you on an enthralling adventure, painting vivid portraits of the past and connecting the dots to the present. Through his engaging narrative style, he sparks curiosity and encourages reflection, making this audiobook a captivating educational resource. One of the notable strengths of 'The Outline of History' lies in Wells's ability to infuse humanity into the historical accounts. Instead of dry facts and figures, he presents a tapestry of individual stories, delving into the lives, aspirations, and struggles of those who shaped the course of history. By humanizing the past, Wells makes it relatable and encourages empathy, fostering a deeper understanding of our collective journey as a species. With its insightful commentary and thought-provoking analysis, 'The Outline of History' is not just a compilation of historical events. It is a treasure trove of wisdom, offering valuable lessons that still hold relevance in today's world. As you delve into this audiobook, you will be challenged to reflect on the consequences of our actions and consider the implications for the future. In conclusion, 'The Outline of History' is a literary masterpiece that deserves a place in every reader's collection. Whether you have a keen interest in history or are simply curious about the world we inhabit, this audiobook is a must-listen. It speaks to our shared humanity, reminding us of our past and urging us to navigate the present with wisdom and compassion. So, embark on this journey through time and unlock the doors to a wealth of knowledge and illumination.

Additional Info

Book Name: The Outline of History
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: H. G. Wells
Narrators: Bernard Mayes
Genres: History
Audiobook Length: 44H31M
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Language: English
Publish Date: 2010-02-05
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who wrote The Outline of History?

H. G. Wells

What was the purpose of writing The Outline of History?

To remind mankind of its common past, provide a basis for international patriotism, and guide it to renounce war.

What was the reaction to The Outline of History?

It became immensely popular, earning H. G. Wells world renown and solidifying his reputation as one of the influential voices of his time.

What do readers say about The Outline of History?

Loved it. Took me back to Gibbon's "Decline and Fall," but was much broader, and made up of only one 40+ hour volume instead of three. Though this work is clearly a product of its time Wells is able to move beyond, in parts, to be truly timeless.

Where does The Outline of History rank among all the audiobooks?

This book should be mandatory for every educated mind. Even if you hate history, you may tend to grasp that everything has some basis and this book provides the curious mind the why to many of those aspects.

What is the narrator's performance of The Outline of History like?

Excellent narrative - the clearer the narrative the better it is and that was the case. The narration was superlative.

Would you recommend The Outline of History to a friend?

Even few in my generation know little of world history; all thereafter are just ignorant, clueless illiterates.

What can be compared to The Outline of History?

Sapiens is another history that I have listened to recently, and am listening again.

What do readers say about the audio quality of The Outline of History?

I take some points off for a B- level audio recording. It's not excusable for a professional recording studio to put out audio books with audible microphone adjustments.

What is the significance of The Outline of History?

This book is an important read for anyone with a serious interest in history, political science, and sociology.

What is the overall perspective of The Outline of History?

The book provides a narrative across ages and nation states, helping readers compare and come to an understanding of why things are the way they are.

Reviews

12 reviews for this audiobook
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    Sarah 29-Sep-2023

    This audiobook is an absolute gem! H. G. Wells' The Outline of History provides a fascinating and comprehensive overview of human civilization. It takes you on a thrilling journey through time, exploring the rise and fall of empires, the development of art and science, and the evolution of societies. The narrator's voice is engaging and the content is presented in a clear and concise manner. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in understanding the history of our world.

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    Mike 30-Sep-2023

    I cannot recommend this audiobook enough! H. G. Wells' The Outline of History is like having a captivating conversation with a brilliant historian. It delves into the depths of the past, unraveling the mysteries of ancient civilizations and shedding light on pivotal moments in human history. The narration is outstanding, bringing the words to life and making you feel like you're right there in the midst of it all. Prepare to be enthralled!

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    Emily 02-Oct-2023

    The Outline of History audiobook is a true masterpiece. H. G. Wells' writing is captivating, drawing you in from the very first sentence and holding your attention until the very end. The narrator's voice is rich and compelling, making the experience even more immersive. Whether you're a history enthusiast or just curious about the world we live in, this audiobook is a must-listen.

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    David 23-Oct-2023

    Wow! Just wow! H. G. Wells' The Outline of History is a mind-blowing journey through time. It covers an incredible range of topics, from ancient civilizations to modern societies, weaving together a narrative that is both informative and entertaining. The audiobook format adds an extra dimension to the experience, making it easy to absorb the information while going about your daily activities. Prepare to have your mind opened.

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    Sophie 27-Oct-2023

    If you're looking for an audiobook that will take you on an unforgettable adventure through history, look no further. H. G. Wells' The Outline of History is a treasure trove of knowledge, presenting a comprehensive and engaging account of human civilization. The narrator's voice is smooth and compelling, pulling you into the story and keeping you hooked until the very end. Highly recommended!

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    Chris 06-Nov-2023

    H. G. Wells' The Outline of History is an absolute must-listen for anyone curious about the world we live in. It provides a captivating overview of human civilization, covering everything from ancient cultures to modern developments. The audiobook format is perfect for busy individuals, allowing you to learn and explore while on the go. Don't miss out on this incredible journey.

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    Jennifer 12-Nov-2023

    I was completely blown away by H. G. Wells' The Outline of History. It's like diving into a treasure chest of knowledge, with each chapter revealing fascinating insights into different periods of human history. The narrator's voice is a perfect match, delivering the content in a way that is both engaging and easy to follow. Get ready to be amazed!

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    Alex 17-Dec-2023

    This audiobook is a true gem! H. G. Wells' The Outline of History is a captivating exploration of the past, offering a unique perspective on the events that shaped our world. The narrator's voice is smooth and inviting, making it easy to get lost in the story. Whether you're a history buff or just curious about the past, this audiobook is a must-listen.

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    Emma 11-Feb-2024

    I cannot praise H. G. Wells' The Outline of History enough. It is a masterpiece that takes you on a journey through time, unveiling the wonders and challenges of human civilization. The audiobook format makes it incredibly accessible, allowing you to learn and explore while going about your daily activities. Prepare to be enlightened and entertained.

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    Daniel 09-Mar-2024

    H. G. Wells' The Outline of History is an absolute treasure for history enthusiasts. It covers a vast range of topics, providing a comprehensive overview of human civilization. The narrator's voice is captivating, drawing you in and keeping you engaged throughout. This audiobook is both educational and entertaining, making it a fantastic choice for anyone interested in the past.

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    Laura 29-Mar-2024

    Prepare to be amazed by H. G. Wells' The Outline of History. This audiobook is a true masterpiece, offering a rich and detailed exploration of the past. From the rise and fall of empires to the achievements of great thinkers, it covers it all. The narrator's voice is enchanting, pulling you into the story and making you feel like you're a part of history. Don't miss out on this incredible journey.

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    Mark 03-Jun-2024

    H. G. Wells' The Outline of History is a work of genius. It presents a comprehensive and captivating account of human civilization, taking you on a thrilling ride through time. The narrator's voice is engaging and brings the content to life, making it easy to follow and understand. Whether you're a history buff or just curious about the world, this audiobook is a must-have.

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