Delivery: Mondays-Fridays by 6:30am ET
Good narration. Very up to date and insightful. Always too much bad news though. Makes one depressed and a little cynical at times.
This digested version of the Times is just the right length to listen to on my commute. News (national and world), some sports, some business and a columnist or two. Unfortunately, not much about the arts.
I have an hour commute each morning (drive) and I've found this digest an excellent way to spend the time. Of course, I'd rather just read the paper, but I've never found a way to get that to fit into my day. This really is a digest of the paper - a bit from all major sections. I find this quite valuable in contrast to, say, NPR which is more feature focused and less uniform (also, no annoying pledge week!) I find I now start the day with a good summary of whats going on in the world - National, International, Business, Sports, with a few features and columns thrown in. I've been doing this for 6 months now and its a critical part of my day.
The "Old Gray Lady" ain't what she used to be.
From Jayson Blair ( "Burning Down the Master's House" ) and other obvious lax standards; it has become painfully apparent that the "New York Time's" has lost her once proud standing in Our National Press.
On the positive side the narration is well done and I will miss the sports section. Next month I will try the "Journal".
Not sure why I'm even giving this three stars. This is a poor substitute for NYT readers--not broken into subfiles for the sections for easy scanning, the digest is not the excerpts I would choose to read, and it's too many steps to remember to download and sync before I leave for work. While I'm busy and haven't had time to read my print version much, the online version just shows the limits of the medium. A radio news show is a better solution than a print paper read in a hurry.
I tried this for a month but found that I only downloaded it about 8 days. It just did not capture my interest. The news was out of date by the time I downloaded it. The editorial was was way too biased (read obvious Liberal bent) and I'm not terribly interested in sports. Not much else there.
NYT on Audible -- a one word review -- GREAT! Maybe you don't get all the detail that is available in the written version, but this is consistently the best source of national and international news on a daily basis.
I have been listening to the NY Times on the way to work every morning for over a year now, and I love it. I find myself becoming quite agitated on the mornings I can't listen to it, and as well as uninformed. I don't have time to read the paper newspaper in the morning, nor can I consistently read the online edition. This is great overview, and I pursue in more depth any articles that interest me. I reccomend it to anyone with a ~30 min commute, whether in a car or not.
The New York Times is the premiere online newspaper in the world. Every other online newspaper seems inadequate in comparison. I've read the New York Times online for years, but their editorials are extreme left wing so I use the Wall Street Journal for editorials. I think the editors of the New York Times have no choice about including the editorials. Some people like them. I don't so I canceled my subscription. I miss the online audio New York Times.
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