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Alan C.

Rhode Island, USA

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  • Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Postman
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (129)
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    (62)
    Story
    (59)

    In this eloquent and persuasive book, Neil Postman examines the deep and broad effects of television culture on the manner in which we conduct our public affairs, and how "entertainment values" have corrupted the very way we think. As politics, news, religion, education, and commerce are given less and less expression in the form of the printed word, they are rapidly being reshaped to suit the requirements of television.

    Lonnie says: "Incredible"
    "Jeff is in a rush..."
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    Jeff is in a rush. He narrates at a blinding speed, speaking in a monotone with no more feeling than computer generated speech. At least with computer generated speech you can control the speed. This book has interesting concepts and ideas but they fly by so fast there is no opportunity to process and absorb them. Ironic, in that this relates to the theme of the book. Jeff would do well to read it (silently) to himself. It might help him in his future work.


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