Audio quality could be better, but it was listenable even while driving on the freeway.
The book itself is a classic. Speaking as a non-Hindu, I'd say, if you like this kind of thing, you'll REALLY like this.
Nice and short, hardly a word wasted, quick 'read.'
First class reader. Among the best I've ever heard. ///
Now, about the book: This book says the same thing you can read at the CDC site and anywhere else - flu, even the usually mild ordinary kind, is tricky and dangerous. In one apocalyptic year, it mutated into an assassin. ///
You learn about the epidemic and things like viruses and mutations and patterns of mortality, but also several books worth of things like the history of medicine since Hippocrates and the development of modern science. ///
You need to really like to learn to get the most from this textbook-like tome. For someone who does like learning, it's excellent. You are certainly getting your credit's worth. Just keep in mind it's nearly *20 hours* long.
This is the worst recording I've encountered on Audible. Most of the Audible recordings are very good. This is beyond bad. Every s or other sibilant sound hisses piercingly in your ear.
The content, if you can hear it, is excellent. The reader is probably pretty good, too, but how can you tell with all that racket going on?
Don't read unless you like horrible explicit descriptions of people being cremated alive, etc. This is hack stuff for pulp magazines of the day. If you want the real Wells, read the Invisible Man, the Time Machine, the Outline of History--anything but this.
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