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    • The Man Who Knew Infinity

    • A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
    • By: Robert Kanigel
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    In 1913, a young, unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G. H. Hardy, begging that preeminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Hardy, realizing the letter was the work of a genius, arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most remarkable collaborations ever chronicled.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thorough and Enjoyable

    • By Roger on 05-23-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Eyes on the Street

    • The Life of Jane Jacobs
    • By: Robert Kanigel
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 19 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Eyes on the Street is a revelation of the phenomenal woman who raised three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways, was arrested twice, and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debates - all of which she won. Here is the child who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing skills at Iron Age, Architectural Forum, Fortune, and other outlets.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Could have been more concise.

    • By Natalie Acuff on 03-06-17

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury

    • A Personal Tour of Some of the World's Best Books
    • By: Robert Kanigel
    • Narrated by: Denise Washington Blomberg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A friendly literary companion, Kanigel shares the books he loves best. Vintage Reading is like those samples that seduce you into tasting because Kanigel’s enthusiastic eclecticism makes it clear that a good listener is really someone ready to venture between the covers, and Kanigel’s mini-forays between those covers seem cozy not intimidating. The antidote to Cliff’s Notes, Vintage Reading’s unpretentious appetite for literature will inspire listeners young and old to new adventures and, most importantly, a confidence in themselves.

    Regular price: $19.95