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  • Of Letters and a Man: A

  • By: Mark Will
  • Narrated by: Guy Bethell
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Unabridged
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Of Letters and a Man: A is the first canto of a projected 26-canto epic. It begins with the appearance of the Poet/Anti-Poet, who invokes Cadmus the Phoenician, father of letters and literature, and announces his intention to narrate the life of a man he calls the Hero/Zero. Following this prologue, the Hero/Zero, who also identifies with Cadmus, declares that he will narrate his own life in a work he calls I Am the Book I Write.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent

  • By Kindle Customer on 20-03-2018

Magnificent

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Reviewed: 20-03-2018

Where does Of Letters and a Man: A rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Mark Will revives the art of epic poetry with this literary project of epic proportions. Of Letters and a Man: A is a writer's declaration, an artists manifesto, and a wonderful beginning to the 26 works in the series. It is an exploration of the paradoxical self, with a play of dichotomous ideas and imageries: the poet/anti-poet, the Hero/Zero; and it is also a tale of mythology of Cadmus the Phoenician. The mood evoked is gloriously affirming, and the language used magnificent. This writer possesses a skill and talent worthy of praise and envy. This is a rare jewel in contemporary poetry, and Will is an artist truly skilled in his craft.

What does Guy Bethell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Guy Bethell performs the poems beautifully and evokes a Shakespearean mood to the work.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
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The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-09-2017

opened my mind

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Reviewed: 20-01-2018

an interesting and mind opening account of the life of a man who have been slandered by history and taught to us as a barbaric savage. the contributions of the Mongol empire to the modern world is unmistakable. this book will change your mind about how our society was made.

  • Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Carlo Rovelli
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics written and read by Carlo Rovelli. These seven short lessons guide us, with admirable clarity, through the scientific revolution that shook physics in the 20th century and still continues to shake us today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for more.

  • By Tess on 29-08-2017

Beautifully written

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Reviewed: 15-08-2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this, never thought Physics could be so poetic! it was great to hear the writer read his own work too.