I'm sure the content in this book is valuable. I just wish an entirely different person had written it. The author's writing style makes Situations Matter unlistenable.
Sommers's plodding logic leads the reader to infer and understand his point long, Long before he gets around to delivering it.
There are books that take their time in getting to the point that are listenable with a bit of patience, but not this one. Situations Matter's delivery of content is chock full admonitions to the reader like
No. There are fine books in this genre from people who address their subject matter without turning it into 'comedy hour for the intellectually slow.'
If you have read social science pop literature, this is covering familiar ground while treating it like difficult to explain, shocking revelation. Patronizing. Pedantic.
I find his delivery grating, but I honestly think he's doing a decent job given what he has to work with. You sound like smug and irritating if that's what is on the page. I would not avoid books narrated by him in the future.
Frustration. I really, really wanted to like this book. I thoroughly enjoy books in this genre, but this was a disappointment.
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