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    • Ivory Vikings

    • The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them
    • By: Nancy Marie Brown
    • Narrated by: Tony Ward
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In the early 1800s, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Harry played Wizard's Chess with them in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Housed at the British Museum, they are among its most visited and beloved objects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing history but slightly dramatic reader

    • By Ben on 03-04-17
    • The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them
    • By: Nancy Marie Brown
    • Narrated by: Tony Ward
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 09-03-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Abacus and the Cross

    • The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages
    • By: Nancy Marie Brown
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    The medieval Catholic Church, widely considered a source of intolerance and inquisitorial fervor, was not anti-science during the Dark Ages - in fact, the pope in the year 1000 was the leading mathematician and astronomer of his day. Called The Scientist Pope, Gerbert of Aurillac rose from peasant beginnings to lead the church. By turns a teacher, traitor, kingmaker, and visionary, Gerbert is the first Christian known to teach math using the nine Arabic numerals and zero.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I liked the second half better than the first

    • By Veronica on 03-06-11

    Regular price: $22.95