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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (383 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel J. Boorstin Narrator: Denis deBoisblanc Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year From the author of The Discoverers and The Creators, an incomparable history of man's essential question, Who are we?; and Why are we here?

Daniel J. Boorstin, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Americans, introduces us to some of the great pioneering seekers whose faith and thought have for centuries led man's search for meaning.

Moses sought truth in God above while Sophocles looked to reason. Thomas More and Machiavelli pursued truth through social change. And in the modern age, Marx and Einstein found meaning in the sciences. In this epic intellectual adventure story, Boorstin follows the great seekers from the heroic age of prophets and philosophers to the present age of skepticism as they grapple with the great questions that have always challenged man. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Brimmer | 12/1/2013

    " readable, lucid "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 10/17/2013

    " Stopped reading this - hard to follow the author's style. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Benjamin | 10/8/2013

    " Pretty much a hodge-podge and chaotic, too little mention of the arts, not even a very good overview of Western intellectual history "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Molino | 3/12/2013

    " Not as good as The Discoverers or The Creators, but a great compliment to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 3/3/2013

    " Heavy reading, but interesting and insightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimmy | 11/2/2012

    " An excellent survey of philosophy and the search for knowledge. As the Librarian of Congress, Boorstin must have had access to some incredible materials. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cj | 10/14/2012

    " Just as inspiring as The Discovers and The Creators. All three are magnificent because each volume is interesting and fun to read. History made entertaining; I like it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maureen | 8/13/2012

    " I thought boorstin's book The Discoverers" was very good, I learned a lot about inventions and how people viewed the world at different times through history. I was disappointed in The Seekers. It did not hold ny interest (I only read about half of it) and seemed more disjointed, less cohesive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 6/30/2012

    " A fantastic book from a man who seems to know everything about everything. Those librarians! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 5/11/2012

    " The concluding part of Daniel Boorstin's great historical trilogy and this volume focuses on the philosophers and religious icons of history. Once again, a very detailed and densely written history but the amount of information is amazing and well worth the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/27/2012

    " Classic Boorstin - a good way to get a quick and digestible understanding of various philosophers and scientific people in an entertaining way, that (when you were young), you'd never bother with. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jocelin | 10/28/2011

    " There was nothing really earth-shattering or mind-blowing about this book. He simply discussed some of the the great philosophers of our time. There were interesting tidbits thrown in from time to time, but it was a very slow read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin | 9/25/2011

    " A fantastic book from a fantastic series that I am revisiting now after several years - in The Seekers Boorstin follows the search for meaning and understanding throughout history, focusing especially (to my mind) on philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) and later science (Einstein). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicolas Shump | 7/11/2011

    " Another great Western Civ resource book. Boorstin, who is a distinguished American historian and former Librarian of Congress, effortlessly makes his way through a survey of religious and philosophical biggies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 5/27/2011

    " Heavy reading, but interesting and insightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimmy | 3/26/2011

    " An excellent survey of philosophy and the search for knowledge. As the Librarian of Congress, Boorstin must have had access to some incredible materials. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Benjamin | 8/20/2009

    " Pretty much a hodge-podge and chaotic, too little mention of the arts, not even a very good overview of Western intellectual history "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaius Tullius | 8/6/2009

    " A fantastic book from a fantastic series that I am revisiting now after several years - in The Seekers Boorstin follows the search for meaning and understanding throughout history, focusing especially (to my mind) on philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) and later science (Einstein). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cj | 7/17/2009

    " Just as inspiring as The Discovers and The Creators. All three are magnificent because each volume is interesting and fun to read. History made entertaining; I like it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 5/1/2009

    " A fantastic book from a man who seems to know everything about everything. Those librarians! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicolasshump | 1/9/2009

    " Another great Western Civ resource book. Boorstin, who is a distinguished American historian and former Librarian of Congress, effortlessly makes his way through a survey of religious and philosophical biggies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 12/28/2008

    " Classic Boorstin - a good way to get a quick and digestible understanding of various philosophers and scientific people in an entertaining way, that (when you were young), you'd never bother with. "

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About the Author
Author Daniel J. Boorstin

Daniel J. Boorstin was born in 1914 and educated at Harvard, Yale, and Oxford. He is Librarian of Congress Emeritus, having directed the US national library from 1979-1987. He had previously been Director of the National Museum for History and Technology and of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. He taught at the University of Chicago for twenty-five years.