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THE MAN WHO MADE LISTS Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus

by | Read by Stephen Hoye

Biography & Memoir • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Anyone who has turned to ROGET'S THESAURUS for that perfect word will be fascinated by this look at the man behind the lists. Peter Roget's early life was traumatic, leading him to develop such coping skills as compiling lists to impose order on chaos. Joshua Kendall's unique biography uses drama and wit to put a face on the brilliant but odd man behind this English language standard. Stephen Hoye renders the text flawlessly. His agreeable voice and crisp, clear articulation make the text particularly easy to follow. He even manages to make the lists of synonyms that begin each chapter interesting to listen to. This is a much more intriguing and dramatic story than one might expect. M.O.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400106530 $34.99 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400156535 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400136537 $69.99 • Eight CDs

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