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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (69 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Aubrey Narrator: Brian Cox Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Hobbes - three of the greatest Englishmen who ever lived. They, and many others, are here remembered by another great Englishman, John Aubrey, whose Brief Lives are some of the wittiest and most moving miniature portraits ever written. Aubrey - a scholar, antiquarian and close observer of both the foibles and courage of this contemporaries - lived through the upheavals of the English Civil War in the 17th century. His little biographies are amusing, ribald, moving; a testament to the brevity of human existence and one of the most precious relics of a distant age. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chasmom | 2/1/2013

    " Another book that hooked me on history--another volume read in my grandfather's library, lost after his death, and hunted down for my own library. I suspect Terry Pratchett read this when very young, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paul | 1/24/2013

    " John Aubrey was a real hoot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bruce | 8/24/2011

    " "Ripped from the headlines. . . . " Very amusing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bruce | 2/23/2010

    " "Ripped from the headlines. . . . " Very amusing! "

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