Mark Kurlansky
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Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky is a New York Times bestselling and James A. Beard Award-winning author. He is the recipient of a Bon Appétit American Food and Entertaining Award for Food Writer of the Year, and the Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award for Food Book of the year.
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Best Sellers

    • Salt

    • A World History
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,913
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,306

    So much of our human body is made up of salt that we'd be dead without it...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than SALT

    • By Karen on 03-12-03
    • A World History
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 02-20-03
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,913 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Milk!

    • A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Brian Sutherland
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the best-selling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic and culinary story of milk and all things dairy....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration nearly kills Kurlansky

    • By Scarlatti's Muse on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Cod

    • A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 436
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 218

    The innocuous cod has been the subject of international wars, national diets, economies, livelihoods, and health in general...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great fish story

    • By Karen on 10-13-03
    • A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 06-07-02
    • 4 out of 5 stars 436 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Paper

    • Paging Through History
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    A definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today's world....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Flawed Recording Ruins a Fascinating History

    • By C. D. Zuff on 07-18-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 1968

    • The Year That Rocked the World
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
    • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    In this monumental new book, award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has written his most ambitious work to date: a singular and ultimately definitive look at a pivotal moment in history....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, terrible reader

    • By phineas on 08-12-04

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Big Oyster

    • History on the Half Shell
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been called the Big Oyster....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok, but not as good as his "Salt", or "Cod".

    • By Frank H. on 03-22-17

    Regular price: $29.27

    • The Basque History of the World

    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    "The singular remarkable fact about the Basques is that they still exist," best selling author Mark Kurlansky says...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An eye opener that will break your heart

    • By Perry on 12-18-04

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Havana

    • A Subtropical Delirium
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than 30 years....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing tale of an amazing island!

    • By Dag Zaggles on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Nonviolence

    • The History of a Dangerous Idea
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Richard Dreyfuss
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Engaging, scholarly, and brilliantly reasoned, Nonviolence is a work that compels listeners to look at history in an entirely new way....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Birdseye

    • The Adventures of a Curious Man
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Jon Van Ness
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Break out the TV dinners! From the author who gave us Cod, Salt, and other informative bestsellers, the first biography of Clarence Birdseye....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I just couldn't get past the narrator

    • By K. Lawrence on 01-02-13

    Regular price: $21.00

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