You won't get much out of this if you haven't read the specific books he talks about. He makes no effort to provide an overview before discussing each work. After I while, I just skipped over chapters about works I hadn't read. The sound editing is a little poor in places.
The book itself is quite interesting and well worth it. Unfortunately, the audio editing is not good. The cuts are noticeable as the narrator's volume and tone changes, something I have not observed on any other book I've listened to. There was also at least one occasion where a line was repeated because of poor editing. Finally, the narrator mangles foreign words, especially French one, which is quite distracting.
The book is very interesting and contains Solzhenitsyn's typical humour. It is an impressive story of courage in the face of a totalitarian system. The narrator does a good job. The only problem is that the audio quality is not quite as high as other recordings.
Very interesting story, writing in a balanced way. Very well read.
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