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Leigh

I, like many audible members, am an avid reader of audio books. I am nearing 1,000 books in my library. Mystery is my favorite genre

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  • The Technologists: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (151)
    Performance
    (124)
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    (122)

    The Civil War may be over but a new war has begun, one between the past and the present, tradition and technology. On a former marshy wasteland, the daring Massachusetts Institute of Technology is rising, its mission to harness science for the benefit of all and to open the doors of opportunity to everyone of merit. But in Boston Harbor a fiery cataclysm throws commerce into chaos, as ships’ instruments spin inexplicably out of control. Soon after, another mysterious catastrophe devastates the heart of the city.

    Stephen says: "Good story ruined by poor reading"
    "I really wanted to like this book but......"
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    Would you listen to The Technologists again? Why?

    No I would not read again. But I did recommed it to friends who attend or work at MIT.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Technologists?

    I like the story of the first woman student at MIT. The fact that she could not attend classes and was confind to a basement lab was facinating.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Hoye’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, he is very good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    way too long for that!


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to like this book more than I did. I live in Boston and have many friends that have attended MIT. I felt that this book was written to become a movie. It was a bit too fantasitc and contrived. I did like the historic bits about Boston and Cambridge and respect the research that Matthew Pearl puts into his books. I liked the Poe Shadow bettet than this one. Not a bad read but just a bit too much drama for me.

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