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SHOP CLASS AS SOULCRAFT An Inquiry into the Value of Work

by | Read by Max Bloomquist

Contemporary Culture • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Crawford offers a compelling book at a time when we struggle to define our values amid the whirl of technological progress. However, narrator Max Bloomquist falls a little short in his performance. Crawford argues that while technology entices us with promises of convenience and ease, our ignorance about the mechanics of our magic machines disempowers us as a society and as individuals. Though competent, Bloomquist’s voice doesn’t do full justice to the ominous warnings—reminiscent of Huxley—implied in the book. At times, Bloomquist’s delivery even has a note of what sounds like condescension that seems unintended by the author. Still, the experience of listening to Crawford's book while driving or working might bring home the power of its message. L.P. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2009]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781441800084 $29.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441800107 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9781441800091 $82.97 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441800114 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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