Library Ed. Recorded Books 2013
CS ISBN 9781470359126 $72.75 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 9781470351304 $72.75 Four CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781470359133 $49.75 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781470351311 $65.00
Banks, mortgages, social clubs--nothing escapes this examination of the social ecosystems of modern life. Narrator Paul Slack manages to convey the dense explanations in a way that makes them accessible for the non-academic listener. His pronunciation is crisp, his delivery consistent, and he makes long sentences easily understood by pausing when necessary for emphasis. The listener could get lost in the building arguments, which require an understanding of the ideas preceding them. Yet Slack's variations in tone, pitch, and cadence draw one's attention to the key concepts, making comprehension of the book's themes much easier. The author has a strong personality, and Slack's delivery also conveys this to the listener. M.R. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2013]
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