Michael Prichard's stern, sonorous voice is a perfect match for Menand's critical exploration of the contemporary university. However, Prichard's reading, though lively, seems purposefully cold. While it’s appropriate that he avoid sounding too passionate as a stand-in for the analytical author, Prichard’s tone sounds TOO removed. Happily, though, Prichard’s tone doesn't compromise his emphasis or rhythm. Menand's focus is primarily on providing a full analysis of liberal arts colleges, in particular humanities departments, examining where they succeed and where they continually fail. He does not mince words as he critiques the subjective and often-incestuous elements of such an education. L.E. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2010]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2010
CD ISBN 9781400114191 $24.99 Four CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781400164196 $19.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2010
CD ISBN 9781400144198 $49.99 Four CDs
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