We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .

Refine Search Results

 
Search Results for Author: 

Matthew Battles

1-2of2results Previous 1 Next
Sort by
  • Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word | Matthew Battles

    Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Matthew Battles
    • Narrated By Matthew Battles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Why does writing exist? What does it mean to those who write? Born from the interplay of natural and cultural history, the seemingly magical act of writing has continually expanded our consciousness. Portrayed in mythology as either a gift from heroes or a curse from the gods, it has been used as both an instrument of power and a channel of the divine, a means of social bonding and of individual self-definition.

  • Library: An Unquiet History | Matthew Battles

    Library: An Unquiet History

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Matthew Battles
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    For rare-books librarian Matthew Battles, libraries represent a compelling paradox. On the one hand, they exist to collect and preserve knowledge. On the other hand, they have been used to control, restrict, and sometimes obliterate knowledge.

    michaeldayreads says: "Fascinating and Timely"
1-2of2results Previous 1 Next