Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2009
CD ISBN 978962634944 1 $14.98 One CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Peter Whitfield's IN A NUTSHELL: DARWIN is exactly what it claims to be. In a little over an hour, Whitfield presents a biography of Charles Darwin and an overview of his life's work. The "nutshell" part of the title may suggest that the production rushes through the facts, but that's not the case. Whitfield has a pleasant voice, and the prose is smooth and interesting. The audio is a leisurely experience that can be likened to taking a walk while discussing Darwin and his theory of evolution. This is an hour well spent; listeners will learn much, after which they can decide whether or not to delve into the subject in more detail. S.D.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2010 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2009]
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