Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!
Excellent! An insane murder mystery and a journalistic dogfight between William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. The beginnings of the aggressive news media we all know today...
More fun than I expected!!
Incredibly well written, and well performed.
Easily worth the credit. Solid 5stars.
What a great audiobook! Author/Narrator Simon Winchester tells the story of the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Etymology and the origins of the famous English dictionary may not SEEM interesting to readers/listeners, but as the title teases, there is much to this story to keep the interest any reader!! Written and performed with charm and eloquence, the result is a book that is incredibly unique, tragic, uplifting, strange and engrossing.
The Professor and the Madman is also the true story of two unlikely collaborators and eventual friends: the Scottish Professor and Editor of the Oxford dictionary and one of his main contributors to the dictionary, a retired American Civil War soldier/surgeon incarcerated at an English mental hospital for the criminally insane.
The author does such a great job with the story and the narration. You will not be able to put it down!
I highly recommend this book and will read more by Simon Winchester!!
What a shocker! This is one of the most bizarre and interesting stories Ann Rule has written about. I must say that I was shocked and enthralled by the twists and turns in this true crime book.
I am a fan of Ann Rule, though I have been disappointed by some of her work. This one did not disappoint! It is definitely a keeper!
I think it is a "must-buy" for true crime fans.
I don't want to ruin the story by giving away the details, so you'll have to check it out for yourself to see what happens. :)
Great narration. Highly recommended audiobook.