Measuring the World

Measuring the World

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Measuring the World recreates the parallel but contrasting lives of two geniuses of the German Enlightenment - the naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt and the mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss. Daniel Kehlmann has produced a novel of rare charm and readability, distinguished by its sly humour and unforgettable characterisation.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 146 x 134mm | 190g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 174201156X
  • 9781742011561
  • 1,869,002

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"Nothing less than a literary sensation... 31-year-old Daniel Kehlmann is a literary wunderkind already being compared to Nabokov and Proust." -- The Guardian "He has it in him to be the great German novelist that the world had given up waiting for." -- The Sunday Telegraph "This is a masterpiece at many levels. In its loving depiction of two men for whom one would feel, at best, cordial dislike in any social context; in the superb use of dialogue, tight, subtle and semi-reported; in its haunting and painful descriptions of mental and physical suffering; in the authenticity of its minor characters. It makes you smile, and sadden, and think." -- The Independent
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About Daniel Kehlmann

Daniel Kehlmann was born in 1975 in Munich, the son of a film director and an actress. He attended a Jesuit college in Vienna, travelled widely, and has won several awards for his novels and short stories. His works have been translated into more than twenty languages, and his novel Measuring the World became an instant bestseller all over the world. Kehlmann is a freelance writer in Vienna and Berlin. Humphrey Bower is a gifted and versatile actor. Since obtaining a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature at Oxford University, he has worked extensively in theatre, television and audiobook narration. Humphrey won the prestigious Audie Award (US) for his performance of The Family Frying Pan by Bryce Courtenay, and was shortlisted for an Audie Award for his performances of Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan and Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay. Humphrey's sensitive and intelligent readings are highly regarded and he is well-known for his capacity to perform a variety of accents.
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14,925 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 25% (3,680)
4 38% (5,624)
3 27% (4,011)
2 8% (1,252)
1 2% (358)
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