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  • Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Postman
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (58)

    In this eloquent and persuasive book, Neil Postman examines the deep and broad effects of television culture on the manner in which we conduct our public affairs, and how "entertainment values" have corrupted the very way we think. As politics, news, religion, education, and commerce are given less and less expression in the form of the printed word, they are rapidly being reshaped to suit the requirements of television.

    Lonnie says: "Incredible"
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    What would have made Amusing Ourselves to Death better?

    Thought provoking.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Important context in the Forward read too fast. Throughout, the pace varies, but, overall, read too quickly.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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