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THE LESSONS OF HISTORY Revised and Expanded Edition

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Grover Gardner

History • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1968

Will and Ariel Durant are our curmudgeonly hosts along with the bristling, intelligent voice of Grover Gardner in this recap of some prime historical data and observations of humanity’s past and its potential future. The Durants--elderly, wise, and prickly--banter with their interviewer and each other in the archived live segments, providing rich and witty counterpoints to Gardner’s reading of the text. It’s especially interesting to contrast Will Durant’s sometimes garbled, professorial voice with his clear and incisive writing style. Ariel’s sharp, birdlike presence is felt throughout as well. This classic, influential work is handled impressively by Audio Partners. D.J.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]



Trade Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2004

CD ISBN 978-1-57270-396-4 $27.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2010

CD ISBN 978-0-7927-6991-0 $59.95 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7927-6992-7 $39.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9780792758846 $39.95

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