The Riddle of the Labyrinth (Compact Disc)

The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code

By Margalit Fox, Pam Ward (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781452616216

Publication Date: September 23, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/22/2013)
Paperback (4/15/2014)
MP3 CD (9/23/2013)
Hardcover (5/14/2013)
Compact Disc (9/23/2013)

List Price: 39.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


In the tradition of Simon Winchester and Dava Sobel, The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code tells one of the most intriguing stories in the history of language, masterfully blending history, linguistics, and cryptology with an elegantly wrought narrative. When famed archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed the ruins of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization that flowered on Crete 1,000 years before Greece's Classical Age, he discovered a cache of ancient tablets, Europe's earliest written records. For half a century, the meaning of the inscriptions, and even the language in which they were written, would remain a mystery.

About the Author

Margalit Fox is a "New York Times" journalist originally trained as a linguist. She is the author of "Talking Hands."

Pam Ward has performed in a variety of venues, but she found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress Talking Books program, for which she received the prestigious Alexander Scourby Award from the American Foundation for the Blind. She is also an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner.