I found the topic and the examples to be mostly quite interesting but having just listened to Freakonomics, I found the latter's analyses more compelling and *definitely* preferred Stephen Dubner's voice. I'm interested to read Blink for content, but a little hesitant for speaking style. Maybe that's one for good ol' print.
for some reason, this one didn't do it for me. I love Sarah Vowell, love her quirky voice and speaking style, and lefty, atheist ways. I very much enjoyed Partly Cloudy Patriot, but this one I just never really got into. It definitely made history more enjoyable than usual, but not so much that I was looking forward to each listening opportunity, which is what usually happens when I'm really enjoying an audio book. Still, I look forward to her next one.
ok, so it's not a great work of literature... it's fun, and easy, and the plot twists keep you interested. The San Francisco setting was cool for a SF resident.
I didn't like the narrator's voice at first- I like to listen at fast speed and her voice as too shaky to listen to that way. Hearing her do blue-collar male was especially hard. But by the end I warmed up to her, and it felt like she was someone who cared about the characters, telling me the story.
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