• Radioactive

  • Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout
  • By: Lauren Redniss
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Now a major motion picture directed by Marjane Sartrapi, starring Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley.

National Book Award finalist

"Vivid and ethereal." (New York Times)

"Radioactive is quite unlike any book I have ever read - part history, part love story, part art work and all parts sheer imaginative genius." (Malcolm Gladwell)

Radioactive is the mesmerizing, landmark biography of Marie Curie, by acclaimed author and artist Lauren Redniss. Through brilliant storytelling, Redniss walks us through Curie’s life, which was marked by extraordinary scientific discovery and dramatic personal trauma - from her complex working and romantic relationship with Pierre Curie, to their discovery of two new scientific elements, to Pierre’s tragic death, to Marie’s two Nobel Prizes.

A haunting and wondrous portrait of one of history's most intriguing figures, Radioactive is a stunning biography and a true work of art. Whether young or old, scientific novice or expert, no one will fail to be moved by Lauren Redniss’ eerie and wondrous evocation of one of history’s most intriguing figures.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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©2015 Lauren Redniss (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Apparantly, the paper version is a graphic book.

Thisnwas for book club. I wasted my money on the audio-version. No accompanying graphic PDF is included to include the pictures.

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Two hours and not much substance

Marginally better than the movie of the same name. Anecdotal stories but short on details. Clearly a story and not a biography. I didn't hate it but cannot recommend it.