Book Description: An audiobook edition of Susan Wise Bauer's acclaimed children's narrative history, read by stage and voice actress and veteran homeschool mother Barbara Alan Johnson. This spirited reading of the first in Susan Wise Bauer's four-volume series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of ancient times. The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed for parents to share with elementary-school children, enjoy listening together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations. An effective educational tool, use this audio edition as an accompaniment to the print book, a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or on its own. No music, sound effects, or other distractions over the text Painstakingly tracked every three to five minutes to help you find your place. In most cases, track marks correspond with natural chapter or section breaks in the text to preserve coherence. In other cases, tracks occur at natural textual transitions. Included booklet contains detailed CD and track listings, with references to the print book chapter and section titles for use with the text. Booklet also features indices by People and Story, to help you find your favorite passages easily. CD faces bear large numbers, making it easy to grab the next disc at a glance, in the car or anywhere. Chapter numbers and titles are also printed on the CD faces, so you don't have to search for the booklet unnecessarily. Packaged in a sturdy, protective plastic box. Resists drops, bangs, and spills. Special CD sleeves actually increase the life of your product by wicking dirt and debris away from the disc surface.