• A More Perfect Heaven

  • How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
  • By: Dava Sobel
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-27-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (49 ratings)

Regular price: $19.99

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Publisher's Summary

In her graceful, compelling style, Dava Sobel chronicles the history of the Copernican Revolution, relating the story of astronomy from Aristotle to the Middle Ages. In its midst will be her play, And the Sun Stood Still, imagining the dialogue that would have transpired between Rheticus and Copernicus in their months together. As she achieved with her best sellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Sobel expands the bounds of science writing, giving us an unforgettable portrait of scientific achievement.
©2011 Dava Sobel (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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3 out of 5 stars
By John on 09-01-12

Interesting but Not Perfect

What did you like best about A More Perfect Heaven? What did you like least?

I enjoyed the placing of the Copernicus story in context in history but would have preferred more discussion of the science. My copy also had some weird editing with some sentences repeated randomly throughout the book. The narrator was very good. All in all an interesting book.

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1 out of 5 stars
By nnoit on 11-29-11

Too much about Copernicus' daily life

I was disappointed in the story. Less science - too much about his daily life - which was rather boring. However, the current thinking (at that time) was well described and shows what Copernicus was up against. But, overall, a real let-down from her earlier work - Longitude - which was excellent.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Edward on 09-09-14

Not as good as I'd hoped

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Longitude was a masterpiece, but this sadly isn't. Sobel takes (it seems) every last scrap of archive material, and then tells a story largely about the religious politics of the day.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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