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IN AN ANTIQUE LAND History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Simon Vance

History • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1993

A wonderful work like this MUST be an audiobook. It overflows with glorious description and perfect dialogue, which Golden Voice narrator Simon Vance delivers with his characteristic panache. When Indian Hindu Amitav Ghosh was at Oxford, he read about a twelfth-century Jewish merchant and his slave. Next he studied Arabic and went to Egypt to follow their astonishing story. Ghosh combines travelogue, history, biography, and details of Egyptian life as he reveals what slavery once meant: a career opportunity for the person who agreed to bondage. Vance enhances the production with appropriate accents and gentle humor. Both writing and narration illustrate how diverse religions and cultures coexisted before nationalism and fanaticism separated the world's sisters and brothers. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2011]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-3500-0 $29.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-3502-4 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-3504-8 $24.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-3501-7 $89.97 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-3505-5 $39.97

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