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  • The Story of Philosophy

  • The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers
  • By: Will Durant
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,064

Durant lucidly describes the philosophical systems of such world-famous “monarchs of the mind” as Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Voltaire, and Nietzsche. Along with their ideas, he offers their flesh-and-blood biographies, placing their thoughts within their own time and place and elucidating their influence on our modern intellectual heritage. This book is packed with wisdom and wit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AN ALL TIME FAVORITE

  • By Jeff on 04-14-12

Philosophy primer

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-11

I really like Will Durant's writting style. The book was interesting from start to finish. For me this was a great first book about the greater philosophers and provided ideas for further reading. I think Grover Gardner's narration was first rate and added to the listening pleasure.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Strangest Man

  • The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom
  • By: Graham Farmelo
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, the most revolutionary theory of the past century, his contributions had a unique insight, eloquence, clarity, and mathematical power. His prediction of antimatter was one of the greatest triumphs in the history of physics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, well written and narrated biography

  • By Mark on 01-17-10

The Quiet Genius

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-11

This was my first book about Dirac. Graham Farmelo has written a wonderful story about someone whom little is written. I did not care for the narration by B. J. Harrison. I bought the hardback and found it hard to put down. The narrator seemed to have trouble with the text and was too slow and boring.
I could not finish the audible version.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

In A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson takes his ultimate journey - into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It's a dazzling quest, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This audio edition is abridged!

  • By Brent on 08-04-03

GREAT ONE BOOK HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-04

I have the audiobook and hardcover. The book is short and sweet. Easy to listen to and easy to read. Bryson covers a lot of time and history. In a book of this size there is a limit to details. I think it is a fun read and my 13 year old also enjoyed it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful