• Remarkable Books

  • The World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works
  • By: DK
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • 3.4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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By: DK
Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
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Publisher's Summary

Listen as Gordon Griffin narrates Remarkable Books, telling you all about the most famous books of all time while marvelling at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning audiobook.

Remarkable Books is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern-day. Chronological chapters show the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made. Discover incredible coverage of history's most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare's First Folio, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin's first ever paperbacks.

From Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species to Louis Braille's conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world-famous books that have had the biggest impact on history. 

Every book is presented with fascinating biographies of those who created them. Remarkable Books gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books.

©2017 Dorling Kindersley Ltd (P)2019 DK Audio

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  • 06-29-22

Out of Order and missing prose…

When following along the correct order this audiobook is good, however if you are following along in the book you will notice large chunks of the audio is either out of order or completely missing. I’m not sure what script the narrator had but it is not the full text of the physical book. Listeners please be aware this is abridged.

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good checklist

useful list of significant books and why the are important . now have an updated reading list.

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