The reader just doesn't do the content justice, it feels when you're listening to it that you are in the middle of a stuffy 1920's English classroom with a teacher droning on about Rhetoric. I love the works of Aristotle and a good reader could have made this bearable.
Really well done, truly. The BBC did a great job and 2nd to none performance.
The chapter markers are completely meaningless for chapters in the work. Really disappointed in that. The reading is good but you really have to pay attention as it is read really quickly without a lot of breaks between sections of the stories.
I wish I had read this as a kid, but my school did not require much reading at all and that which was required was usually photocopied and stapled together. A sad affair, I know, however this book was wonderful, fun and made my laugh and feel great over and over again.
I enjoy the comedy of John Hodgman quite a bit, however, I must say that this is a little too much for me. Similar to how the Austin Powers movies had some wonderful one-liners but to watch one in its entirety was too much. This is the same, Hodgman just needed to make this a bit shorter to make it better. Still, to listen to in segments, not bad at all.
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