Narrator Pam Ward recounts the story of the scholars who dedicated themselves to deciphering Linear B, an ancient language discovered on a series of inscribed tablets on the island of Crete. Ward's reading is well paced, and her vocal variation helps to hold the listener's attention as she describes the finer points of linguistic analysis. She also creates biographical portraits of the scholars who worked on the study of the tablets. Ward makes frequent references to the PDF companion illustrations available through the publisher's website. Without these, the audiobook would be difficult to understand, given the text's emphasis on the deciphering of ancient linguistic inscriptions. S.E.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2013]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452616216 $39.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452666211 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452646213 $83.99 Seven CDs
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