The Professor and the Madman
- Narrated by: Simon Winchester
- Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-16-99
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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By Jerry on 07-07-03
Perfect example of a quality audible book.
Simon Winchester presents us with an amazing story about a piece of history that I would have never considered interesting or significant. The accomplishment of the combined efforts of the two main characters Minor & Murray added to scores of other volunteers is one if not the greatest achievement in the history of the English language.
The story is presented in a very logical yet unassuming manner, and maybe the perfect example of an audible book selection. The narrators voice is crisp, clear, and expressive.
Listen, enjoy, and recommend to a friend.
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By nancy udell on 02-25-04
A delightful work
Simon Winchester is delightful and engaging, intelligent and insightful. This is a wonderful read (listen). I loved his understated irony and his many flashes of brilliant insight into human nature and history, not to mention attention to detail without being pedantic at all. Winchester brings a surprisingly spiritual point of view to this surprising and touching story. The only disappointment is the interview with the current editor of the OED who shows himself a bore- far outclassed by Winchester's nuance.
43 of 44 people found this review helpful