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  • Galileo

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Reston, Jr.
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    The founder of modern science and the embodiment of the conflict between science and faith, Galileo remains the most fascinating figure of his age. In this biography, James Reston Jr. provides a lively, vivid portrait of Galileo, taking the listener to the heart of this passionate, embattled, arrogant, and brilliant man.

    Amazon Customer says: "Lifesavr"
    "Well written, narrated, badly edited"
    Overall

    Highly recommend to history buffs interested in the period, science, or religion. If you are catholic, the author does not treat the church kindly then or now but unless your skin is quite thin I do not think it offensive. It is a good read even if history is not your interest.

    The narration is third person and is handled well by Riggenbach. The editing is problematic. Long spaces between recording sessions, inconsistent sound volumes and quality, and minor extraneous sounds combine to be a distraction in what would otherwise be an excellent listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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