Hitchens puts a lot of thoughts into a few words; his economy of words make one want to enjoy the thought or, perhaps the way it is expressed by a master of English. But, alas, this is the first book I have encountered on Audible where the narrator spews out the words so fast that it is impossible to keep up with the author's train of thought, let alone appreciate the style of writing. Granted the hard cover book is rather large, but don't skimp on audio space by racing through the reading of the book...
After attempting to listen to this book, I had to go out and buy the hard cover. This is the first book I have had this issue with. I have listened to many of Hitchen's debates on my IPod and have had no issue when the author speaks himself. This is clearly the narrator scurrying hastily through the book. Do we get paid by the quantity of books narrated, so that a short book is paid the same as a lengthy tome like Arguably? Doubtable as this may be, it is the only possible reason I could see for the TV and radio-like
Read Slower. A lot slower.
Tedious and boring. I think I have a fair amount of patience and have slogged through my share of "thick" audio and hardcover style books, but this droned on and on. Read the liner notes - it's easier and encapsulates the whole book in a few sentences. Not sure I agree with Mr. Harris, but I don't disagree either. His postulation definitely needs to be explored at greater length.
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