Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2017
DD ISBN 978-1-4272-9216-2 $23.99
Ellen Ullman juxtaposes her professional life as a computer programmer with the development of the tech industry over the last 20 years. While her prose has a distinct style and wit that make it worth reading, her narration of the audiobook falls flat. She speaks in a largely monotone voice, and, though it sounds in some ways artistically appropriate for a book about the life of a programmer, the absence of emotion and the constant drive of words leave the listener empty and uninterested. It's likely that few people will enjoy the audio version of this powerful memoir of a woman in a male-dominated field that has come into cultural prominence. L.E. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2017]
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