Like always, Stiglitz is a bit lopsided, but he makes a lot of very valid points. What is really annoying about this audiobook is the narration. Paul Boehmer's voice has the soothing, yet emotionally detached air of a spaceship's articifical intelligence computer, which in some settings might work well, but not in this audiobook which makes a passionate normative appeal for equality.
30 min into the book I had to opt out. The narrator of the first chapter did a terrible job, using the same melody for almost every sentence. I don't know about the story, but this audiobook I can't recommend.
There are not many books that have computer games as their main themes, and among them, this is outright the best!
Wow, Wil Wheaton's performance was flawless, a bulls-eye choice for the setting of this story!
I loved how the story explored the vulnerability of social nerds who hide their real-life flaws in online interactions, not dismissing the characters seriously, but taking them seriously.
Like 80s pop-culture? Like computer games? Must read this book!!
It was a terrible decision of the director to have so many different narrators for this audiobook. It is totally irritating and distracting. What's worse, one of the women's voices is unbearably bad, with her constant soothing, longing, whining tone for everything she says, like everything was a cheesy love letter. I can't understand how any director in his/her right mind can cast a narrator like that.
Interesting in parts, but way over the top. Also, Napolitano is not a professional narrator, his narrating voice lacks in variety, which becomes annoying after a while.
God, I can't believe I wasted one Audible credit on this terrible production.Why don't they have the decency to tell the author that he doesn't have any talent to narrate? He literally recites EVERY sentence of this audiobook with the exact same phrase melody, which makes you want to bang your head against the wall after 10 minutes. I've only made it through one hour of this ordeal, then I gave up. It seems the content is actually not uninteresting, but with the author narrating it itself it is just unbearable. Don't waste your money on this one!
Terrible, terrible, terrible!
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