SALEM, OR, United States | Member Since 2012
Time well spent, yes, but...Unless someone truly appreciates philosophy for what it is, and what it isn't, then this book probably will not be for you. Each chapter is in itself a premise to logically conclude a greater argument, which the author does very well.
The narration. The voice needed more emotion, energy and excitement in the subject matter. It felt dry, uninspired, and can lull the listener to sleep (which is bad for my 1-2 hr driving commute).
I would not purchase another book from Niall Ferguson.
That he choose to interweave his ideological opinion in a supposed historical narrative. Poor decision.
Not really. His voice has a bit too much bass for an audiobook in my opinion.
Taken out the political/ideological bent from the author, and stopped the book at present time.
The beginning chapters of the book are rather intriguing. However, as soon as the author gets to present time the book goes down hill fast.
An abridged version that removes his desire to explain ad nauseam why he is qualified to write this book. I would like to find a euphemism for blowhard, but this word just fits uncomfortably well.
Not a chance.
Sadly, this would not have made the book any better.
Cut out his overly detailed explanation of how he got from A to B to C. Most Audible listeners are not yearning for a scholarly dissertation in audio format. You are a PhD, write like it.
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