David Sedaris is my favorite chronicler of the life of David Sedaris. Another breezy excursion here… and i'm left wondering 'bout those who read the words off the page since having them in my ears here, the author so clearly speaks in his own voice - who'd have it any other way? We listen and then we're done. Hear you next time.
This novel touches on something ineffable about the value of people, and raises the question of, well, just what are they for? I pair this work with Player Piano in Vonnegut's prescient inquiry about a future he didn't quite live to see.
…one would hope so, lest we're marketed a "part IV: The Endnotes' Endnotes"
Anyway, not much to report but that you should know what to expect when you get this… and the meta-conclusion that we're - here on Audible.com, in a state-of-the-platform sorta way - clearly still not yet at a point of having the infrastructure to support the listening mode of reading with ease, as Darwin8u's review highlights (see http://www.audible.com/listener/A1E0I33LNHX65?asin=B00C2D0B4S& ).
Linear listening would, I expect be disorienting. And, if you're like me, you'll have already consumed the footnotes while following along w/ the initial Audible release of Infinite Jest on a text copy. So, as my self, acquiring "the endnotes" was to review these longer footnotes - one of which, I'm sorry to report, suffers some strange recording error. Note 321 - which in print spans four pages - is only eleven seconds long and is comprised of only the last few lines of its content and so isn't even announced as note 321.
Several times, Doug's writing cause a laugh to spurt from my mouth. You get a sense of the talents he brought to Google as he employs them in describing his experience as their first brand manager.
Halfway through the book I had to check who the narrator was - he was doing such a good job of inhabiting the text. And lo, it was Douglas himself! May you have more adventures to tell us about.
If you're looking for a thorough review of what went into the technical accomplishments, look into Plex.
For Susie Bright sexuality is not just an expression, but a resource to be developed akin to a relationship which gives rise to much inspiration in one's surrounding life. Susie addresses and illustrates the common sense centrality of our erotic selves as the generative seed of our everyday experience. As a key creative force in leading us forward, her narrative playfully moons a so called polite society recycling ideas that fetter this deeply personal gift.
Only after listening did I noticed that the performance is an abridgment and discovered that I'm curious about what more she had to say (I'm ready for another go!). Perhaps the abridgment contributed to the pacing(?) - not sure about the reason, but I've always found Susie's tone so convivial and her manner of handling even the most vulnerable subject matter tenderly, that I expect the longer we stay with her 'in bed' the deeper she gets to flesh it all out.
What I'd really like to hear is a new performance: this recording seems to suffer from being down sampled or something??? perhaps it was recorded without much sound engineering? Full Exposure address a topic and perspective I wish more people consider and I'd love to hear Susie visit it again.
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