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THE WRITTEN WORLD How Literature Shaped Civilization

by | Read by Arthur Morey

History • 12 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

The classic resonance of Arthur Morey's voice has made him a reliable narrator for a wide range of audiobook subjects, from the Federalist Papers to the training of a Navy Seal. His is a voice that defines rather than is defined by its subject, a quality that is especially valuable when the subject is as expansive as the history of world literature and its evolving "technologies": memory, cuneiform, papyrus, parchment, paper, printing, into the digital age. Puchner's narrative is a personal travelogue of literature's far-flung points of origin, and a series of richly detailed profiles of seminal literary works, each one fascinating and enlightening. Morey's expert reading provides pace, ease, continuity, flavor, and a sense of purpose that will carry even the most unenlightened listener to the end. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2018]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2017

DD ISBN 9780525524571 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2017

DD ISBN 9780525524588 $95.00

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