This is my first time subscribing to a news broadcast, and I'm really enjoying it. While I don't think the one-hour segments are quite as varied as I'd hoped (they tend to pick one or two major topics and focus on them for the majority of the hour), and while they do tend to focus a bit on British news, overall the broadcasts are easily digestible and informative. I will be trying the NY Times subscription next month, just to see if they have more variety, but will surely come back to the BBC in the future.
I was very disappointed with this audio book. The text, written at the early part of the 20th century, can be difficult to understand and a bit dry, solely because of the language used during the era it was written. However, to make things worse, the narration is poorly done. You can not tell when the narrator is reading from the text or reading a quote from the text. This means that the writing from the author and the excerpts from, say, Plato, run into each other, without so much as a pause to differentiate. I'm sure the book is brilliant if read in person, but it was awful to get through on my iPod.
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