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    • Gutenberg's Apprentice

    • By: Alix Christie
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    Youthful, ambitious Peter Schoeffer is on the verge of professional success as a scribe in Paris when his foster father, the wealthy merchant and bookseller Johann Fust, summons him home to corruption- riddled, feud-plagued Mainz to meet "a most amazing man." Johann Gutenberg, a driven and caustic inventor, has devised a revolutionary - and, to some, blasphemous - method of bookmaking: a machine he calls a printing press.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Illuminating (no pun intended)

    • By Antoinette on 01-02-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Gutenberg's Apprentice

    • By: Alix Christie
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The year is 1450. Peter Schoeffer, an ambitious young scribe, returns from Paris to Mainz, his home town on the Rhine, at the behest of his foster father, a forward-thinking merchant and bookseller. There he is unwillingly thrown into a workshop that his father has financed, a strange, dark place run by a driven, caustic master named Johann Gutenberg. Its purpose is the manufacture of books in a new - and according to some, blasphemous - way: with a secret invention known as a printing press.

    Regular price: $51.33