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The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Interesting history

    My husband and I listened to this audio book on a cross-country drive and enjoyed it. It helped my appreciation that I had quite a bit of familiarity with the Minoan culture and have taught Minoan art history. I thought Fox gave a balanced account of the roles of Evans, Koger and Ventris in the decipherment of Linear B. She added the very interesting role of a female classicist to the history of this endeavor. My husband thought the writing (or perhaps reading) was too florid in places, but I thought the writing and recitation made it quite riveting. A definite thumbs-up for a non-fiction audio book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2013

    Fascinating

    The author presents the complicated disciplines so clearly that you almost believe you could decipher the code, given time and patience. The personalities involved keep the account of the search lively, involving and suspenseful. Besides, I loved visiting Crete and this reminded me why.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    excellent history, riveting mystery

    Excellent mix of the scientific aspects of the process of understanding Linear B coupled with the personalities involved. A very compelling story, a quick read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2014

    Highly recommended - This is a fascinating book

    The writer presents a true account of how an unknown script written in an unknown language was eventually deciphered. I found this book interesting and enjoyable to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Singefur

    WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY!!!!!!!!!!!?????

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Moonstar to I

    Please go away

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Smallkit

    Went to result four

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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