(P)1992 by Recorded Books, Inc.; Cover Art ©1992 by Joseph Forte
A great work of historical literature absolutely marred by the low quality of the recording. The audio is grainy and the speaker's voice is therefore transformed into a muddled rasp. This is unacceptable for an audio book and reveals Audible's stunning lack of failure in quality control.
This book, unfortunately, was my first choice as a new member at Audible; if it points to the standard for their other collections I will not subscribe for long.
I haven't read the book , but after all I have heard , I expected Greatness.Instead , I am forced to endure a biography of the author first , which , while perhaps may be interesting , though not to me , consumes much time , on this abridged edition.
The sound quality is poor , especially at 75 MPH , in a class 8 semi , no matter how good the sound system is.And mine is Premium.
The emphasis on certain passages of the book , to the exclusion of other , and , perhaps, more important passages , is unfortunate.
What those passages are , I haven't a clue , as this is , again , an abridged edition.
Would that there were an unabridged edition available , on audio , that I might judge for myself.
On the whole ,therefore , did I gain , from this listen , for the sum required ? Only if I had never been exposed , even remotely , to the conclusions the author expressed. I , unfortunately ,have , and therefore , while I might give this edition away , I cannot recommend it's purchase.
Perhaps others will be more fortunate.
This title requires a complete re-work of the audio. For the price of the audiobook it is a necessity that they do so. The book itself is of paramount importance and should be read by everyone before leaving high school. This is a foundation document that should be preserved with more respect.
"Democracy in America" is a wonderful snapshot of the American republic taken by a European tourist and scholar. The audio rendition is so-so, but the text carries the day.
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