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Atlantis, the Antediluvian World

By: Ignatius Donnelly
Narrated by: Christopher Romance
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Summary

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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  • 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.

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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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  • BrownTP
  • 13-01-23

Great content, obnoxious narration

I absolutely love this book. It's very interesting and well-researched. But the narrator is extremely distracting. He frequently mispronounces words and for some reason, he decided to create a unique voice for every person that he quotes. There are frequent quotations throughout this book and all of the different, unnecessary accents really take away from the content. The voices almost even seem mocking at times. If you can get past that, this is a great book and very eye-opening and convincing.

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  • C. Eaton
  • 10-09-22

bravo

the history of multiple cultures put together based on common origin as found in multiple sources. thought provoking

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-09-22

Humanity essentially is a race war.

This book is, by today's standards, politically incorrect. I am surprised that Ignatius Donnelly was not murdered.

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  • Brian
  • 17-04-22

Absolutely delightful

For history lovers and people with open minds, this is a fascinating rabbit hole with a lot of credibility.

The narrator does a great job going through dense content too, he also makes voices for all the different historical accounts being read from certain characters like Plato. It’s very professional

Civilization was much more advanced and older than we were taught. Humanity’s past is hidden and ridiculed to enslave us.

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  • Corey
  • 15-03-22

Mauritania

Mauritania is starting to be the best possible location for Atlantis and I believe work needs to be done in this area. But yes from my studies all evidence from cultures across the world show religious stories to be fantastical stories created to explain past events and all correlate to point to a catastrophic event that hinder a great civilization but spread knowledge worldwide.

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  • Danunaki Dan
  • 10-02-22

Amazing!!!

I see a lot of people complaining of the narration and voices used for quotes. A bit silly sometimes, but regardless of that the info is superb. It amazes me that more people do not talk about this book, when talking about atlantis. Most people always quote Plato. This book goes far beyond Plato and covers a wide range of historical and linguistic evidence. If you are not aware of names of people groups and history it may be a hard book to understand, but I found it intriguing and informative. Obviously this is an audiobook, so you don't get some of the pictures and diagrams, but I suggest buying the book if your interested in that. I know I will be buying a hard copy myself for research and the book collection.

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  • nicholas
  • 30-11-20

Read at your own peril.

A lot of pseudoscience and fluff. Entertaining yarn. Interesting that a senator held those beliefs. Some thinly veiled rascism in some chapters.