A Sense of the World

How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.25 hours)
Product Number: Z3351
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449899820
Narrator/s: John Curless
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Journalist Jason Roberts has won critical praise for A Sense of the World. His biography of "the blind traveler" has been named a Best Book of the Year by numerous publications, including the Washington Post, and has been nominated for the Guardian First Book Award. Although blinded as a young Naval lieutenant, James Holman became one of the world's most prolific and observant travelers.


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A Sense of the World
Product Number: BX00000303
Product Number:Z3351
Product Number:C4169

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Author(s): Jason Roberts
Narrator(s): John Curless
Product Number C4169
Released: Aug 29, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428153455
Author(s): Jason Roberts
Product Number EB00233234
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061979941

Professional reviews

"James Holman, a lieutenant in the 1812 British navy, loses his sight at age 25 and teaches himself independence from his acquired disability. Using artful expression and Dickensian prose, Jason Roberts manages to make Holman's worldly travels sound like a Victorian novel, including elaborate descriptions of all the minor personae in the blind man's milieu. Narrator John Curless speaks the upper-class English of the sightless officer with duty to each word. Using the measured elocution of a language teacher, but without any unwelcome exaggeration, his resonating voice quickens the author's characters into people we can experience as though we had known them. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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