a cozy spook story that is practically blood free, and moves at its own inexorable pace, with an intermingled element of romance. Subtle and evocative, it pulls the listener into its ghostly world much as the protagonist is pulled toward the supernatural, with the aid of Dick Hill's quirky and masterful narration
Chris Farrell's basic point is that monstrous corporations foster out-of-control spending in the gullible and innocent consumer. His advice on frugality is basic stuff, but Farrell's skillful reading -- his first -- makes up for the book's general repetition. He is not a professional reader -- he often runs over his own words, and his pauses for breath are very audible -- but he enunciates well and his tone is light and conversational, as if the listener were an old friend. Instrumental music caps each chapter, smoothing out the transitions between Farrell's determined 'green living' admonitions and his more sedate save-don't-spend mantra. An occasional lisp over hurried phrases is the only sour note marring this fast-paced overview of simple economic sense.
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