Behind the tongue twister "she sells seashells by the seashore" lies the largely untold story of one of the world's pioneering paleontologists. Mary Anning grew up in an impoverished English home and dug up fossils to sell to tourists and collectors to support her family. Her contributions to the fossil record undergird Darwin's evolution theories. Rachael Beresford narrates this fascinating story. The warmth of her voice and her soft British accent captivate the listener and carry the narrative along effectively. She sets off select quotations from men by altering her pitch in a pseudo-male voice that is not distracting. Her pacing allows listeners to absorb scientific facts and principles. In all, a well-told tale told well. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2021]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2020
DD ISBN 9781705282687 $19.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2020
DD ISBN 9781705282694 $47.95
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