The Great Mortality by John Kelly audiobook

The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time

By John Kelly
Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Tantor Audio 9780060006938

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665227612

  • ISBN: 9781665227605

  • ISBN: 9781665227629

Runtime: 12.92 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled by the scourge that would come to be called the Black Death. The Great Mortality is the extraordinary epic account of the worst natural disaster in European history—a drama of courage, cowardice, misery, madness, and sacrifice that brilliantly illuminates humankind's darkest days when an old world ended and a new world was born.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Kelly.. endows The Great Mortality with the sheer immediacy ancient history yields to only a few.” Houston Chronicle
“With polished elegance, narrator Matthew Lloyd Davies captures the grim ironies and mordant humor that underlie Kelly’s account…A timely window into the distant past, and into our own troubled present. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Narrator Matthew Lloyd Davies captures the grim ironies and mordant humor that underlie Kelly's account. AudioFile
“It’s a frightening reminder of what could happen today.” Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author
“A compelling and bone-chilling account.” Tampa Tribune
“An emotionally accessible narrative, animated by wrenchingly vivid tableaus and alarming first-hand witness accounts…that give the reader an intimate sense of day-to-day life in medieval Europe.” New York Times
“Splendidly written. Kelly has written a popular history based on the best scholarship available, and written it very well indeed.”  Detroit Free Press (4 out of 4 stars)
“Skillfully draws on eyewitness accounts to construct a journal of the plague years.” New York Times Book Review
“An excellent overview, accessible and engrossing.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: John Kelly

Author Bio: John Kelly

John Kelly is an independent scholar specializing in the intersection of European history with health, human behavior, and science. His books include The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People, The Most Devastating Plague of all Time, Three on the Edge, and Never Surrender: Winston Churchill and Britain’s Decision to Fight Nazi Germany in the Fateful Summer of 1940, among others.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English