AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

THE DISAPPEARING SPOON And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

by | Read by Sean Runnette

Contemporary Culture • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

The periodic table of the elements, generally credited to the Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869, provides “a useful framework to classify, systematize, and compare all of the many different forms of chemical behavior.” The author uses Mendeleev’s table and its numerous revisions to write a history of science and scientists, which at times, may poke its head above the comfortable lexicon of many general listeners. However, writer Kean’s ability to ferret out the lighter side of events makes for an addictive and educational experience. Narrator Sean Runnette proves himself to be the perfect surrogate for the author as he pronounces every name and obscure technical term without flaw. His connected reading shows that he understands the subtle humor, irony, and impact of such a clever history. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2010]

Advertisement

Formats

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2010

CD ISBN 9781400119523 $34.99 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400169528 $24.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2010

CD ISBN 9781400149520 $83.99 • Eleven CDs

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile
envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×