Simon Winchester
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Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester studied geology at Oxford and has written for Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. Simon Winchester's many books include The Professor and the Madman ; The Map that Changed the World ; Krakatoa; and A Crack in the Edge of the World. Each of these have both been New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. Mr. Winchester was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by HM The Queen in 2006. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland.

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Best Sellers

    • The Perfectionists

    • How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
    • By: Simon Winchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428

    The best-selling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement - precision - in a superb history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Somewhat less than perfect

    • By enya keshet on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Professor and the Madman

    • By: Simon Winchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,061
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,051
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,067

    Hidden within the rituals of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary is a fascinating mystery...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect example of a quality audible book.

    • By Jerry on 07-07-03

    Regular price: $20.52

    • The Men Who United the States

    • America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
    • By: Simon Winchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517

    Simon Winchester delivers a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simon Winchester tells us the history of America

    • By KathrynVB on 10-16-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Krakatoa

    • The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883
    • By: Simon Winchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 853
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481

    The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa (the name has since become a by-word for a cataclysmic disaster) was followed by an immense tsunami....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great subject, great writing, great voice

    • By rwise on 01-26-04

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A Crack in the Edge of the World

    • America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
    • By: Simon Winchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    The international best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman and Krakatoa vividly brings to life the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake that leveled a city symbolic of America's relentless western expansion....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Book Delivers

    • By Drayton on 10-31-05

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Map That Changed the World

    • William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
    • By: Simon Winchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 464
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 278

    In 1793, William Smith, the orphan son of a village blacksmith, made a startling discovery that was to turn the science of geology on its head....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Who knew rocks could be so deceptive?

    • By Jody R. Nathan on 11-09-04

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Atlantic

    • Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
    • By: Simon Winchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 531
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 380

    From best-selling author Simon Winchester comes the immense and thrilling story of the world's most mysterious and breathtaking natural wonder: the Atlantic Ocean....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner from Simon

    • By Paul on 01-01-11
    • Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
    • By: Simon Winchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 11-02-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 531 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Pacific

    • Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers
    • By: Simon Winchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470

    Best-selling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ponderous hard to keep attention

    • By Mark on 01-01-16
    • Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers
    • By: Simon Winchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 10-27-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 509 ratings

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Man Who Loved China

    • By: Simon Winchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester chronicles the story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who turned his eccentric genius on the study of China....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great for Winchester Fans

    • By David Ewing on 10-09-08

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Meaning of Everything

    • The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
    • By: Simon Winchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    Writing with marvelous brio, Simon Winchester first serves up a lightning history of the English language and pays homage to the great dictionary makers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A New Appreciation

    • By Donald on 11-01-04

    Regular price: $28.51

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