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THE QUIET BEFORE On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas

by | Read by Feodor Chin

History • 11.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Feodor Chin narrates this linear account of how radical ideas materialize in the world and what makes them succeed or fail. From church-defying scientific experiments of the 1600s, shared by letter writing, to the female-empowering "zine" movement of the 1990s, the Facebook-inspired Arab Spring, and beyond, the author argues that radical movements need collaboration in safe, private spaces to flourish. Chin's steady pacing perfectly complements the author's subject. His neutral tone and phrasing avoid seeming to make judgments. Sometimes a narrator's style adds value to an audiobook. And sometimes a narrator adds value by getting out of the way. Chin does just that. He allows the words to carry the power of this work and gives the listener a quiet space to ponder the author's ideas. L.T. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2022]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593506035 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593506042 $95.00

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