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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Sandy Rustin

Children Ages 10+ • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

The life of groundbreaking nuclear physicist Lise Meitner (1878-1968) is given voice by narrator Sandy Rustin. Marginalized by sexism, Meitner, an Austrian Jew, struggled to pursue the field she loved, eventually earning her colleagues' respect and a partnership with chemist Otto Hahn in Berlin. Nazi policies stripped her of her position, then forced her to flee. In exile, she recognized the atomic behavior Hahn had described in solo experiments to be nuclear fission. Both scientific and historical context are conveyed efficiently as Rustin's understated performance unfolds. She smoothly integrates the visual elements of this partial graphic novel. Her nuanced delivery lets the story speak for itself, allowing listeners to feel Meitner's anger and sorrow as Hahn eventually betrays their partnership and her world-changing insight is used in war. V.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2023]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2022

CD ISBN 9781705070192 $53.75 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9798212153263 $31.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $17.49

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