The Half-Life of Marie Curie

The Half-Life of Marie Curie Book Summary

In 1912, scientist Marie Curie spent two months on the British seaside at the home of Hertha Ayrton, an accomplished mathematician, inventor, and suffragette. At the time, Curie was in the throes of a scandal in France over her affair with Paul Langevin, which threatened to overshadow the accomplishment of her second Nobel Prize.

Performed by Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany, this play by Lauren Gunderson is an ode to two remarkable women who, despite tremendous personal and professional obstacles, continued to devote their lives to scientific innovation and social change.

Playwright Lauren Gunderson was awarded a commission through the Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund, an initiative dedicated to developing innovative original plays driven by language and voice. As an Audible commissioned playwright, she received funding and creative support to develop The Half-Life of Marie Curie.

Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
Sound design by Darron L West

Title:The Half-Life of Marie Curie
Edition Language:English



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  • Michelle Hilbrands

    Beautiful story. I realized that Ive never read a book about Marie Curie before. Ive got to find one. This certainly whetted my appetite....

  • Sonja Arlow

    3.5 starsMari Curie was not only famous for her Nobel prizes but also her scandalous affair with a married man. The story focuses on her getting to grips with how she was shunned and vilified after th...

  • Lis Carey

    Marie Curie was a scientist of tremendous accomplishments at a time when it was much harder than now for women to have careers in science at all. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the ...

  • Jenny Baker

    I got this free as one of my monthly Audible Originals. Two women perform the reenactment and they do a great job. It's short, but enjoyable....

  • LaGaryce

    4.5 stars...

  • Alan Teder

    Reposting after the deletion of 12 Audible Originals Dec. 17-18, 2019.Goodreads purged about 12 (that I could identify) Audible Original audiobooks at the end of the year 2019 as they apparently did n...

  • 'Nathan Burgoine

    Wow. That was fantastic. I know Audible is basically a branch of Evil-Inc., but those two incredible women performing as those two incredible women... Anyway. Wow. (Coherent thoughts another day, when...

  • DeAnna

    I picked this up solely because I adore Kate Mulgrew, so I wasn't disappointed at all on that front because she is such an emotional performer that I figured she could stir a rock to feel empathetic t...

  • Ciprian Dobre-Trifan

    The narration was absolutely amazing, but the story was way too childish for my taste....

  • Nancy Holte

    For me a two-star review means its not the worst book Ive ever read but it didnt thrill me. Again, just might not be for me right now.The main problem I had with this story was the language. It's only...