The Bookseller's Tale
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The Bookseller's Tale Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Product details

Listening Length 10 hours and 26 minutes
Author Martin Latham
Narrator Roy McMillan Release Date 03 September 2020
Publisher Penguin Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
Best Sellers Rank #28,580 in Audible Audiobooks & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Audiobooks & Originals)
#1,856 in History (Audible Audiobooks & Originals)
#5,305 in Industries
#6,780 in Literature & Fiction (Audible Audiobooks & Originals)

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4.4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed in India on 11 May 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful both in form and substance
By Mayavie on 11 May 2021
“Some 105 billion of us have lived since we started telling stories, but there are only 8 billion people alive. We are a fraction of ourselves, and we all have moments when that knowledge drenches us like a sudden shower of rain.”

The Booksellers Tale is that wonder-book that not only perfectly describes the realms a reader may find herself lost in but also enlightens about the history of books, book selling, libraries, book collectors and reading itself. It is that rare book that is thoroughly researched and exquisitely written, and I would’ve written so much more about it if all was well with the world.

“Marx warns us that ‘history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce’. Keeping our stories close protects us from that cycle..”

Today, we find ourselves stuck in that cycle. Tomorrow, we must endeavour to read and continue to record our stories in books so our children have a fighting chance to break it.
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