This is a fantastic little bit of social science, but the author includes a lot of demographic data that can get confusing when in audio format. You'll lose some of the details by listening to it instead of reading it, but it will only matter if you're hoping to use the book as source material for research of your own. The narrator did what he could with it. Otherwise, well-performed and researched.
The narrator is too ponderous. The subject matter doesn't necessarily mean that every word is of equal import.
It's not a study of the effect of McCarthyism so much as a presentation of how it happened and the people most intimately involved in the hearings. Great for wonks and history geeks.
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