The Periodic Table

  • by Primo Levi
  • Narrated by Neville Jason
  • 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi is an impassioned response to the Holocaust: Consisting of 21 short stories, each possessing the name of a chemical element, the collection tells of the author's experiences as a Jewish-Italian chemist before, during, and after Auschwitz in luminous, clear, and unfailingly beautiful prose. It has been named the best science book ever by the Royal Institution of Great Britain and is considered to be Levi's crowning achievement.

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Palatable Horror

Levi survived Auschwitz, and yet this book is fun, showing an appreciation for life as a chemist. Yes, he is bitter, yes he is depressed, but he comes across as nice and interesting.
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- Shawn

VERY interesting format for stories

The beginning was a little confusing, as I didn't know what to expect, but after powering through, was totally captivated by each element's "story". The narrator reminds me if David Attenborough; LOVED him. Tongue-in-cheek humkr is delightful!
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- Lela Roby

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-07-2015
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks