The depth and breadth of the narrative, and the careful thinking that went into it, are noteworthy. The narration was superb.
The clarity of the exposition, the emphasis where appropriate, and most especially the fact that the author was the narrator. Of course, President Clinton brings a lot of credibility to the discussion.
This is the best treatment of the current situation and the path forward that I've heard, of the 6 or so that I've heard from Audible.
Muller presents a scientist's view about a broad range of energy topics. He backs up his conclusions with data and reasoning. The narration is fine but not exceptional.
This is a fresh view, on a topic that seems to confuse many.
Some of the conclusions are surprising, e.g., about plug-in hybrids; but Muller explains his assumptions, and the conclusions seem to derive rather solidly from them. Perhaps some of those assumptions are mistaken, but at least they are clearly called out; Muller himself admits that shale resources are far greater than he had realized just a few years ago.
The overall organization is well thought out - so, even though there is an accompanying PDF, the narrative is clear from the audio alone.
clear, correct, and compelling
This audiobook is perhaps the best I've heard on economics and related topics. The writing is clear and the arguments are compelling. The only downside is that Krugman makes the emotional anguish of living through a depression worse by showing how it is self-inflicted (or more accurately, inflicted by ideological leaders and misguided economists who have not thought clearly about what a depression really is). The performance is also excellent.
90th percentile, maybe a bit higher.
I found the discussion of the growth of our mercenary army the most enlightening, and the most disturbing.
The quality is pretty uniform throughout. Maddow is passionate about the material -- she can sometimes have a sarcastic tone, but that is excusable in view of the cynical actions and decisions on which she is reporting.
The audiobook is far too heavy to listen to in a singe session.
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