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!!
Incredibly well written and performed. But good god, how the hell could these jurors let her go free?! What a crazy, obviously guilty b'tch!!! Omg this book will break your heart! How on earth is Casey Anthony a free woman, to have all the babies she wants.
Casey Anthony should have been sterilized AT LEAST!
I'm an attorney, and my heart goes out to the prosecution. They had a strong case against a truly narcissistic murderer. Worst of all the victim was a 2 year old baby girl. I cannot under any circumstances understand what this jury was thinking.
Jeff Ashton has written a very compelling book and performs it like a true professional. I'm sorry for him and the rest of the prosecution team that the outcome was so horrible!
It's truly an anomaly. The biggest mistake in recent trial history.
Jurors should be ashamed to have let this manipulative, compulsive lying, selfish woman kill her baby, party for a month, and then walk free!
I never knew nothing about this subject matter before I listened to this audiobook, but the cops and robbers / detectives and criminals storyline kept my interest the entire time. The fact this is a true story is why it's interesting and why it's not super action packed all the time. The book has plenty of tension and suspense and never gets boring, credit the author and reader for getting me to listen to a book about a pearl necklace.