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Christian

St. Louis, MO, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Tom Zoellner
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (96)

    Uranium is a common element in the earth's crust and the only naturally occurring mineral with the power to end all life on the planet. After World War II, it reshaped the global order---whoever could master uranium could master the world. Marie Curie gave us hope that uranium would be a miracle panacea, but the Manhattan Project gave us reason to believe that civilization would end with apocalypse.

    C. Schmidt says: "GREAT book, awful narration"
    "Well done"
    Overall

    Reviews all over the place on this one. After listening to over a 100 audio books I can easily give this one an "A". Certainly well written and well narrated. I even learned a thing or two. Flows well with some good anecdotes. A must for the history junky for sure.

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