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  • The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By William Rosen
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    Award-winning author William Rosen tells the story of the men responsible for the Industrial Revolution and the machine that drove it: the steam engine.

    Joshua Kim says: "Excellent"
    "Fascinating look at the rise of invention"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Most Powerful Idea in the World to be better than the print version?

    Reading non-fiction puts me to sleep. Listening to it fires my imagination. The Most Powerful Idea in the World did this especially well. I enjoyed it so much that when it ended I wanted to start it over from the beginning again.


    What does Michael Prichard bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    One of the better narrators I've listened to lately, Mr Prichard gave a varied enough performance to keep me listening eagerly.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved it when the author compared Aristotle's theory on why vacuums were impossible to the Monty Pynthon skit about witches!


    Any additional comments?

    As an author doing research on the times from the Enlightenment to the Industrial Revolution, this book was the best overview.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Tim Jeal
    • Narrated By Clive Chafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    From award-winning author Tim Jeal comes a vivid examination of the six larger-than-life men and one extraordinary woman who set out to find the source of the White Nile in the 19th century.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Story Flawed"
    "Great Story Flawed"
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    What did you love best about Explorers of the Nile?

    I listened to this book in order to research Victorian Africa for a book I'm writing. The details were fascinating, heart-breaking. I was surprised to learn more about the way the English made such an impact on the development of Africa and contributed to the problems there today.


    What didn???t you like about Clive Chafer???s performance?

    The reader's voice is so deadpan that I thought at first it was computer generated. I became accustomed to it eventually but I don't think it contributed to my enjoyment of the story.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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