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I really enjoyed this treatise complete on the violin. Whether you make, play or just love to listen to the violin, you will enjoy this book. The research represented by this very detailed book must be immense indeed. As a violin maker I have read many books on the violin and its history, but this one blows them all out of the water. It is all in this book and presented in a wonderful way.
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I went ahead and downloaded this book because I saw that it was Roger Hargrave approved. But I wasn't expecting it to be nearly as good as it was.
I saw that another reviewer complained that it felt like just a bunch of random facts about violins, and I can see what he meant, however I still found it incredibly interesting. There is a lot of history associated with the violin, and this book covers every single aspect of that history from musicians, to making, to literature etc.. I'm actually impressed by how organized it was. David Schoenbaum also throws in some entertaining jokes, anecdotes and other stories that keep you interested in what's going on, and the narrator does a great job delivering even the most sarcastic bits.
Overall I'd say this is one of the best audiobooks I've ever heard. It has so many facts, I will probably listen to it at least three more times before I get them all, but to me that's a bonus.
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