Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9781984837660 $15.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
DD ISBN 9781984837677 $38.00
Bartlett exposes the tension between democratic societies and technologies that are often anything but democratic. Sandro Monetti narrates with a consistent flow and solid emphasis throughout the production. Yet Monettii's genial voice with its British accent may turn off listeners. Her tone comes across as condescending or insincere and, as such, may discourage listeners from delving into this accessible and significant philosophical discussion of the relationship between democracy and technology in today's world. Bartlett recognizes that while technology has a role to play in preserving democracy, it currently creates problems--from filter bubbles to fake news to destroying citizens' trust in government and much more. Ultimately, this book might be better for the eyes than the ears. L.E. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2018]
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