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Author: Lauren Redniss Narrator: Nicola Barber Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2020 ISBN: 9780063066663
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINIALIST. 

"Vivid and ethereal." —New York Times 

Radioactive is quite unlike any book I have ever read—part history, part love story, part art work and all parts sheer imaginative genius.” — Malcolm Gladwell

Radioactive is the mesmerizing, landmark biography of Marie Curie, by acclaimed author and artist Lauren Redniss. Through brilliant storytelling, Redniss walks us through Curie’s life, which was marked by extraordinary scientific discovery and dramatic personal trauma—from her complex working and romantic relationship with Pierre Curie, to their discovery of two new scientific elements, to Pierre’s tragic death, to Marie’s two Nobel Prizes. haunting and wondrous portrait of one of history's most intriguing figures, Radioactive is a stunning biography and a true work of art. Whether young or old, scientific novice or expert, no one will fail to be moved by Lauren Redniss’s eerie and wondrous evocation of one of history’s most intriguing figures.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] sumptuously illustrated visual biography…Radioactive is an incisive look at science’s greatest partnership.”

    Vogue

  • “One of the most beautiful books-as-object that I’ve ever seen.”

    Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

  • “[Radioactive is] a deeply unusual and forceful thing to have in your hands. Ms. Redniss’s text is long, literate and supple…Her drawings are both vivid and ethereal…Radioactive is serious science and brisk storytelling. The word ‘luminous’ is a critic’s cliché, to be avoided at all costs, but it fits.”

    New York Times

  • Radioactive offers innumerable wonders. Colors suddenly bloom into tremendous feeling, history contracts into a pair of elongated figures locked in an embrace, then expands again in an explosive rush of words. In this wholly original book about passion and discovery, Lauren Redniss has invented her own unique form.”

    Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love

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About the Author

Lauren Redniss‘s writing and drawing has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, which nominated her work for the Pulitzer Prize. She was a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers at the New York Public Library in 2008-2009 and became a New York Institute for the Humanities fellow in 2010. Beginning in 2012, she will be artist-in-residence at the American Museum of Natural History. She teaches at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City.

About the Narrator

Nicola Barber, is an Audie Award and Earphones Award-winning narrator whose voice can be heard in television and radio commercials and popular video games such as World of Warcraft. She is also an Audie finalist in the prestigious category of solo female narrationfor her work on Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen and Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth. She has performed on the stage in New York City and at a number of top regional theaters in the United States. Her film and television roles include The Nanny Diaries with Scarlett Johansson, and Law & Order’s 2009 season premiere. Originally from England, she currently resides in New York, a multicultural background that enables her to bring a broad range of accents and characterizations to her role as a full-time voice-over actor.