Go with the Abridged version, read by Zinn himself. No one does Zinn like Zinn.
Matt Daemon's voice drones over every single sentence in the book. What is otherwise one of the most ennervating and intelligent books in American history is a boring, lecture-style snooze.
Any story is mind numbing if the reader never changes his inflection. Yes, Mr. Daemon, there is a difference in inflection between the period and the comma.
There is more excellence in this book than I could ever sum up in this short review.
There are plenty of poorly read audiobooks out there. Mark Kashman(sp?) makes excellent use of inflection to draw the listener into the tale.
Having intellectually lost many friends to the "Fight Club" hype I vowed never to read Palaniuk's books and sink into the cognitive frostbite of young, projected bitterness that my peers found in this book. Then I rationalized. /Listening/ isn't /Reading/. I'm glad I did. I am now a Palahniuk fan. Sure as I can leave my life for 3 months and become a writer, I can make mistakes.
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