Laural Merlington proves her worth in narrating Turkle’s book as she delivers the voices of the elderly, children, and robots in addition to her narrative voice. The book discusses the problematic relationship contemporary culture has with its technology as many of us choose to opt in for interactions via technological interface and opt out of direct personal interactions. The research presented will lead listeners to rethink their relationships with computers and, one hopes, with humans. Merlington serves as an excellent narrator with a matter-of-fact tone and a keen sense for when to use a deliberate pace. As the book’s content ranges from detailed philosophical concepts to children’s exuberant remarks about robotic toys, Merlington keeps a fine balance that will engage listeners. L.E. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2011]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2011
CD ISBN 9781452601915 $44.99 Twelve CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452651910 $29.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2011
CD ISBN 9781452631912 $95.99 Twelve CDs
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