AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

THE BUTCHERING ART Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

by | Read by Ralph Lister

History • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Narrator Ralph Lister is working from an excellent text, and this history of the discovery of antiseptic in the latter 1800s can be recommended to a general audience on a number of points. But the horrors of Victorian surgery haven't dimmed in 200 years, and what Joseph Lister did to a dog in the name of science may stop many listeners cold. Ralph Lister is a capable and experienced narrator, but his style of rendering character voices doesn't carry over well into history and biography. For example, must a letter of support from Joseph Lister's students in Glasgow really be read with a brogue? This is a text that requires steadiness and restraint, a narrator who knows how to hold back rather than to accentuate. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2018]

Trade Ed. • Audible, Inc./ Brilliance • 2017

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-5436-9900-5 $14.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $19.95

Advertisement Advertisement
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 ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×