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I was looking forward to hearing this. However the only available audio recording was so poor I couldn't understand it when any ambient noise intruded. I wanted to listen to it in my car as I was driving. Too noisy. I haven't found time to listen to it more than about a half of an hour. When I did listen, I enjoyed it a good deal.
This is collection of essays, written in a Shakspearean-like English,
recorded in format 2, and read by a a man with a fairly thick English
accent who sounded like is lips are slightly to large to speak clearly. I
could barley make out any of the sentences. It is very unfortunate
because I was able to detect, behind the muffled sounds of the narrator's
voice, something good
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
This is one of the worst selections I have yet listened to.
The narration was a bit boring and being format 2 the noise level is high.
Even with that, the essays are advice to posterity from an English nobleman.
The subject choices and advice does not age very well, nor reflect particularly well on Mr. Bacon’s character.
This volume does not focus on the scientific method or the scientific revolution.
Like some of the other reviewers, I too kept checking to see when this book would allow sound quality better than "2".
I listened to this book years ago in tape form and enjoyed it enough to wish to listen again. Unfortunately, this recording was too painful to endure. I've been checking periodically for a couple of years, now, hoping Audible has upgraded this work. So far, no luck. If they ever do, I'm sure I'll enjoy listening. But not before.
Retired with a passion for nonfiction. To find out how my views compare or diverge with respect to what's known.
What a shame this can not be recorded again. Poor audio ruined it for me.
Have them recorded by a better recording.
Bill Bryson's At Home.
The narrator is fine, the recording is poor.
Observant and inventive.
I had expected better from Bacon. I always heard what a great philosopher he was. He is noted as a father of the modern scientific method. However, the advice on family life, politics etc. in these essays reminded me of Machiavelli in subject matter, but not as ruthless. There is very little philosophy here, just a lot of fatherly advice. Well at least I can now say I have read Bacon.
The reader was fine as well as the production quality.
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