AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Richard Matthews [Simon Vance]

Contemporary Culture • 18 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2003

From the Big Bang to the ascent of man, author Bryson has condensed the history of science into 15 valuable hours, using an entertaining style that neither demeans a scientist nor overwhelms the layperson. Bryson documents his up-to-date sources and shows surprising scholastic rigor for a nonscientist. The British narrator (although the author is American) never misses on any of the thousands of scientific terms. However, he accentuates the last word of every phrase or sentence by dropping his voice in a drawn-out slur that to American ears may sound disparaging or snobbish--a noticeable incongruence with Bryson’s lighthearted scientific “audio primer” of fresh old thoughts. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 03]



Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2003

CS ISBN $64.00 • Thirteen cassettes

CD ISBN $80.00/ $19.95(R) • Fifteen CDs

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×