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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melvyn Bragg Narrator: Patricia Hodge, Hugh Ross, Robert Powell, and Bill Bingham Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When we think of great events in the history of the world, we tend to think of war, revolution, political upheaval, or natural catastrophe. But throughout history there have been moments of vital importance that have taken place not on the battlefield, or in the palaces of power, or even in the violence of nature, but between the pages of a book.

In this audiobook, Melvyn Bragg presents a vivid reminder of the book as agent of social, political, and personal revolution. Here are famous books by Darwin, Newton, and Shakespeare, but we also discover the stories behind some less well-known works, such as Marie Stopes' Married Love, the original radical feminist Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and even the rules to an obscure ball game that became the most popular sport in the world. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by carynn | 7/9/2013

    " eh. was interesting, learned much, but mostly to despise any author with his picture on the front cover. Melvyn has such a pompous way of writing, he certainly earned his surname. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Frank Cardenas | 1/15/2012

    " I liked this book as it allowed me to get a gist of highly important but difficult-to-read books I would've never chosen to read by my own will. The language is clear and it makes it easy for us to understand the powerful influence those books had and continue to have nowadays. Nice read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Rat de bibliothèque | 12/14/2011

    " It was alright. But mostly - it was awful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Peter | 11/22/2008

    " A great idea but full of over long quotations of the work of others, and unsupported assertions of the author. I assume he was in a rush to finish. "

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