Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2011
CD ISBN 9781611744521 $34.95 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9781611744538 $24.47
Library Ed. HighBridge Audio 2011
CD ISBN 9781611744545 $73.00 Seven CDs
Dreyfus and Kelly present an intriguing argument, based in Western literary and philosophical classics, for avoiding nihilism and being engaged with, and finding meaning in, the world as it is. David Drummond narrates at a slightly elevated pitch of excitement, as if urging someone to hurry. Despite the potential urgency of the book’s message, its tone is thoughtful and analytical. The uneasy fit makes Drummond’s manner seem all the more artificial. There are several prominent mispronunciations, but an egregious mistake is the word “agape,” Christian love. However, Drummond’s energy doesn’t let the book lag, and his clarity is admirable. The basic job of conveying the book is roughly but effectively done. W.M. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2011]
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