Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2014
DD ISBN 9780804191548 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2014
CD ISBN 9780804191555 $45.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9780804191562 $95.00
Using a warm, personal tone, narrator Nicholas Guy Smith makes this dense history of the evolution of money accessible. His precise diction and British accent help establish a rhythm in the detailed explanations of the origins of currency. Listeners will appreciate his deliberate delivery, which makes sense of the kind of complex sentences that are often found in financial titles. Smith's variations in emphasis also serve to help the listener interpret the various case studies that support the book. His use of a slightly higher pitch and nasal tone for quotations from renowned economists shows his creativity in recounting the history of modern money. M.R. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2014]
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