Retail pak Simon & Schuster Audio 1996
CS ISBN 0671562444 $17.00 Two cassettes
Futurologist William Knoke describes economics, communication and relationships in the third millennium. The world, Knoke says, will be a placeless society as cyberspace transactions replace the need to be anywhere. Sections of the book begin with vignettes involving individuals in various situations. In audio, these are particularly effective because the voices combine international, generic, sci-fi and high-tech tones. These voices aptly convey the placelessness described in the text. David Brand reads the rest of the text in a fresh voice with a hint of angst. While the book doesn't measure up to its predecessor--Megatrends--astute editing makes it an agreeable, if not erudite, audio offering. D.W.K. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT 97]
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