Fewer golf references. I get that the author wanted to hinge the book around a real life story, but golf? Puh-lease.
No golf stories and a less monotone narration.
When you put people to sleep, you know you've got a problem.
I'd originally read The Language Instinct about ten years ago, so I knew what to expect. My feelings about the book haven't changed - I think throwing out the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis completely and Pinker's ridiculous attack on the social sciences weaken an otherwise excellent book. I was pleased to see that this new version includes updates with the latest research.
Morey's performance was average at best. When reading a technical/academic text like this, mispronunciations of terms and the names of Amazonian and Australian Aboriginal peoples is unforgivable. 'Warrrlll-pearee' for Warlpiri (prounounced wall-PREE)? Really?
The content in this book is fine. But the author's voice and accent commits unspeakable atrocities on the English language, like pronouncing 'forward' as 'faux-PAUSE-word' or 'warm' as 'worm'.
Another narrator would have made listening a more pleasurable experience.
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