No - see below
Smolin makes really great books and he knows how to deliver his points. very educational, provocative and relevant as ever. Tries to push our current theories to the next level
I am no fan of Sean Pratt. He has a beautiful and almost flawless voice but in my opinion this is where he fails. Wonderful in the first 15 minuets but then he simple becomes too monotone and his constant reuse of the same short melody or telling technique over and over and over... quickly makes in very difficult to really listen and not drift away. No true emotions and no soul. Like the elevator music you do not want to be caught on between two floors.
Shame for me, as we seem to like the same books. In none fiction literature I think Edward Herrmann or William Roberts stand out, and the difference is simply that I believe they are telling me the story, and a story they themselves believe in... unlike Pratt, he seem like a machine reading a script. Sure he tries, but he never quite leaves the uncanny valley. Sadly, whatever the none-fiction book may be, I cannot recommend it if Pratt narrates.
(i sound bitter, and I apologize for this but he keeps me from many of my favorite books)
Sadly, I did not notice who the narrator was. Sean Pratt has a technically flawless way of delivery, but it soon grows too monotone as it seems he uses the same "melody" over and over again... makes it very hard to keep concentration and interests. Especially when the text requires deeper contemplation. Lacks life and interests, becomes humanless - perhaps he is a machine.
Shame for me, as we seem to share the same taste in books. I do try to avoid him (unlike those of Edward Herrmann and William Roberts, those guys are a pure pleasure to listen to in none fiction topics)
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