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THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD An Extraordinary New Journey Through History's Greatest Treasures

by | Read by Bettany Hughes

History • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

This audiobook tour of antiquity's great architectural wonders is rich in detail but somewhat difficult to absorb. Popular historian and narrator Bettany Hughes, who is spirited and personable, investigates both the original and present condition of each site. The narrative is informative, highly visual, and engaging regardless of one's prior knowledge or degree of interest. Hughes's British inflections, however, sound flat and insufficiently articulated. She tends to swallow vowels and run words together, requiring a higher degree of concentration than some listeners may find comfortable. A disappointment rather than a complete loss, this is an audiobook that benefits from having a read-along copy at hand. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593821817 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593821824 $95.00

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