Retail pak Soundelux 1998
CS ISBN 1559352841 $24.95 Four cassettes
Boorstin takes on yet another global project, examining the works, thoughts and writings of Western philosophers, historians and scientists. Included in this magnum opus are excerpts from Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Marx, Machiavelli and Einstein. Reading like a college-level "Great Thinkers" text, Boorstin's book is presented by Denis deBoisblanc in a steady tone, with no differentiation between narration and speeches or quotations. The volume of his voice fluctuates; he pronounces Greek and Hebrew words poorly and swallows the endings of phrases. All this results in a difficult audiobook to listen to. Additional poor production qualities include stuttering and audible splices of takes. All in all, this is a disservice to the great minds discussed herein. M.B.K. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 99]
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