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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (707 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Darnton Narrator: Bernadette Quigley, David Colacci, Buck Schirner Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this riveting new novel, best-selling author John Darnton transports us to Victorian England and around the world to reveal the secrets of a legendary 19th-century figure. Darnton elegantly blends the power of fact and the insights of fiction to explore the many mysteries attached to the life and work of Charles Darwin.

What led Darwin to the theory of evolution? Why did he wait 22 years to write On the Origin of Species? Why was he incapacitated by mysterious illnesses and frightened of travel? Who was his secret rival? These are some of the questions driving Darnton's richly dramatic narrative, which unfolds through three vivid points of view: Darwin's own as he sails around the world aboard the Beagle; his daughter Lizzie's as she strives to understand the guilt and fear that struck her father at the height of his fame; and that of present-day anthropologist Hugh Kellem and Darwin scholar Beth Dulcimer, whose obsession with Darwin (and with each other) drives them beyond the accepted boundaries of scholarly research. What Hugh and Beth discover - Lizzie's diaries and letters lead them to a hidden chapter of Darwin's autobiography - is a maze of bitter rivalries, petty deceptions, and jealously guarded secrets, at the heart of which lies the birth of the theory of evolution.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marlo | 2/7/2014

    " The book didn't really captivate me until the last third. Before that the book plodded along with the character development and background. The book presented an interesting twist to what is now common knowledge. As people say, history is written by the victor... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amber Skantz | 1/31/2014

    " Really good. Caught hold and didn't let go. I find myself now eager to read Darwin's works, where I didn't have much interest before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peggy | 1/25/2014

    " An enjoyable read about Charles Darwin told from 3 different points of view - himself, his daughter and a present-day researcher. The author has spun a possible (or perhaps I should say alternative, not to say outlandish) view of Darwin in order to explain the twenty-year gap between the Beagle voyage and the publication of his theory of the origin of the species, and also the lifelong illnesses which affected him upon his return. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robynne | 1/4/2014

    " A good page turner with an interesting "what if it happened like this" take on history. "

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