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Chris Grooms

Kingston, ON, CA

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  • The Voyage of the Beagle (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Charles Darwin
    • Narrated By David Case
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    Charles Darwin was just 22 when he went on his first voyage around the world in 1831. Darwin's father at first refused to allow his young son to go on the voyage. Fortunately, his father relented, and Darwin's journal is now considered by many to be the greatest scientific travel narrative ever written.

    Roger says: "Interesting on several levels"
    "a Great "read""
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Voyage of the Beagle (Unabridged) to be better than the print version?

    It is a great way to get through a long book. The great, older language is best heard spoken with a British accent.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Voyage of the Beagle (Unabridged)?

    This historical descriptions of the landscape and conditions of life.


    Have you listened to any of David Case’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, it is far too long.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly reccomend this book. It is also informative of how the stage was set for Darwins later work on the Origin.

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  • The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Charles Darwin
    • Narrated By Greg Wagland
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    This work, unsurprisingly, offers invaluable insights into the life and times of Charles Darwin, his personality and the formative influences that made him what he was, for here we have his own words and ‘voice’ at the close of a prodigiously productive career. He tells of his childhood, his student days at Edinburgh and Cambridge, his love of beetles, shooting and geology and of his grandfather, Josiah Wedgwood. He talks at some length about his meetings with the great scientific men of the age, his attitudes to his critics, to religion and of his theories of evolution.

    Chris Grooms says: "Excellent and important for understanding the man."
    "Excellent and important for understanding the man."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Autobiography of Charles Darwin the most enjoyable?

    The up beat tone to the author's writing style was the best.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Darwin himself


    Have you listened to any of Greg Wagland’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    good positive reactions


    Any additional comments?

    c

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