Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2011
CD ISBN 9780307739001 $45.00 Thirteen CDs
DD ISBN 9780307739018 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2011
CD ISBN 9780307739025 $45.00 Thirteen CDs
“We’re not rational animals, or laboring animals—we’re social animals. We emerge out of relationships and live to bond with each other and connect to larger ideas.” Arthur Morey expertly delivers Brooks’s complex blend of historical and scientific fact, opinion, and philosophy, which are imbedded in a fictional backdrop. Morey’s pacing is impeccable as the narrative flows over greatly varying terrain—from the quotes of towering scientific thinkers to the interpersonal angst of a boy and girl falling in love. All of Brooks’s wry wit is captured in Morey’s clean narrative style. The listener can almost hear the familiar voice of the author, a frequent television pundit, in Morey’s pitch-perfect delivery. Essential listening for those who seek to understand what makes us human. M.C. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2011]
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