Yes. I can't wait for more people to read this. It's a very true portrayal of marginalization and the light and shadow of intimate relationships.
Both Crystal and Andrew haunt me. Their circumstances, vulnerability and strength evoke empathy and hope for their happiness. Rowling understands duality in humans where the good and the bad sit alongside each other. She shows the irrefutable reasoning behind life choices we otherwise criticize.
Great reader! He easily moves between the accents to embody the characters.
I can't forget the final scene.
I wonder if the reason for negative reader reviews is due to their expectation of fantasy based literature. The very realist style of this book is its strength.
As a highly educated man, Professor Hadley Arkes has decided to continue the privileging of men. Although I initially tried to ignore the constant male pronoun of 'he', 'his' and the term, 'man', it was too much in the middle of Chapter Two when he stated, '... some men are invested with the authority to impose their judgements on everyone else with the force of law'. Clearly he is aware that there are female legislators. His decision to write and speak this way must be made with his full knowledge that sexist language perpetuates discrimination against women. This prejudice prevents me from listening further, and stands in stark contrast to 'The Modern Scholar: Philosophy of Mind' by Andrew Pessin which is characterised by inclusive language and a joy to hear.
The Modern Scholar: Philosophy of Mind' by Andrew Pessin.
Sexist language which infers deeper prejudice.
It would be great if Audible could ask authors to ensure their language is inclusive.
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