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The stories of nine men and women whose lives changed the course of history are told in this beautifully written and produced program for young people. Trevor Nichols reads the stories of Columbus, Shakespeare, Lord Nelson, Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. Katinka Wolf, herself a fluent Dutch speaker and Anne Frank expert, tells the story of Anne Frank, as well as those of Elizabeth I, Mozart and Florence Nightingale. The script includes Briticisms that might be alien to American listeners, and the Mozart segment contains language that some parents may find objectionable, but the quality and the educational value of this production outweigh any negatives. Included is a booklet containing liner notes and background information. S.E.S. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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  • File Size: 267 KB
  • Print Length: 60 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Naxos Audiobook (October 13, 2010)
  • Publication Date: October 13, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00475AUO0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,305,412 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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84 of 85 people found the following review helpful By James LeMay on November 25, 2003
Format: Audio Cassette Verified Purchase
I entertain my minivan-bound children with books on tape/CD. The best are the Harry Potter series. There are many other good ones. And this is a good non-fiction title for children.
Kids need heroes, and this tape provides my 5 and 7 year old boys with some impressive ones. The heroes come from the worlds of politics, science, literature, religion... This tape is one of my 7 year old son's favorites. It has a very positive message for him. He gets ideas of what he could be.
Volume 2 (the one I have) tells the stories of some historical figures, emphasizing all the positive and heroic qualities of each: Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Leonardo Da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, Mahatma Gandhi, and George Washington.
As an adult accustomed to having his heroes routinely discredited, I find these idealized portraits naive, but kind of refreshing. If you have kids you know that they have a purpose: to introduce you to the world again, and show you its wonder. These portraits of heroes are simplified and abstracted in a way that highlights their abilities. No jaded cynicism here. These scientists, thinkers, statesmen, musicians, were all leaders. My young leader could do worse than to select a role model from one of these larger than life heroes.
Two other notes.
1. The tapes are abridged, while the CDs are not. Buy the CD.
2. Amazon has one description for both volume 1 and 2. Misleading. They contain different people.
Vol 1 - Queen Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, Horatio Nelson, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Vol 2 - Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Leonardo Da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, Mahatma Gandhi, George Washington (This is the one I am reviewing)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By KarenM on July 17, 2009
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Got 3 of the series for when my 7 and 10 year old grandkids would be spending a week with me. We planned trips to the museums and observatory and how nice it was to see a statue carved by the person you had been listening about on the tape, or see an early telescope credited to Galileo after listening about his life. It just rounded off the educational/fun travels perfectly! Recommend the one on Greek legends, historical figures and famous scientists. All of them. (Greek legends was the most fun). And I learned so much myself!
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