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!!
Samantha Weinberg had written an exceptional book! It is both a fascinating true crime story and a discussion of the history and advances of DNA use in forensic science. Brilliantly written, Pointing From the Grave is perfectly paced to keep the listener mesmerized until the very last word!
I actually could not sleep last night because I wanted to know what happened next!! I could not stop listening.
Making the experience all the more enjoyable is narrator Nadia May, who also narrates under the names Wanda Mccaddon and Donada Peters. Ms May is easily one of the finest narrators in the business. Certainly at the top of my list!
This is less a story of the Munich Massacre, than of the Israeli hunt for those involved in that event. Having just listened to the CIA history, Legacy of Ashes, the difference between the two secret services is striking. While the author notes that mistakes were made, and questions whether the assassinations made any difference, the Mossad at least had the appearance of competence, unlike the CIA.
The recording is very good. While I cannot vouch that all of the foreign names were properly pronouced, Mr. Rudnicki did a credible job; is there anything that he can't read? I think I would listen to him reading a phone book!
In all, I enjoyed the book. It is very specific regarding names places and dates, so its it good for those who enjoy history. The pacing is good. It is written from an Israeli standpoint, but is fairly balanced, noting the mistakes that were made and some of the motivations involved. I found it a fascinating listen.