A History of the World in 10½ Chapters by Julian Barnes audiobook

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters

By Julian Barnes
Read by Alex Jennings

Naxos 9780394580616

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094015958

  • ISBN: 9781094015941

  • ISBN: 9781094015965

Runtime: 10.91 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters tells a series of apparently unconnected stories ranging from a woodworm’s eye view of the journey on Noah’s Ark to an astronaut’s quest for its final resting place.

Full of pastiche and learned disquisition, heart-stopping documentary, and heart-lifting revelation, these stories are in fact all linked by a complex weave of inquiry into history itself—into love, myth, and fabulation. It’s about everything that matters, told with brilliant imagination, intelligence, and humor.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There is more moral and intellectual fodder, and more jokes, here than you will read in a month of Sundays…storytelling and teaching which captivate, liberate, and above all, enchant” Financial Times
“Frequently brilliant, funny, thoughtful, iconoclastic, and a delight to read.” Observer 
A History may be ultimately undefinable, but it is thoughtful, often funny and never less than fascinating.” Publishers Weekly

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Julian Barnes

Author Bio: Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is the author of numerous novels, as well as several books of short stories and collections of journalism. In addition to the Man Booker Prize, his other honors include the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in London.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English