Gardner's Technocracy series is always a satisfying read. I can recommend the print editions enthusiastically and without reservation. I cannot do the same with these ebook editions. They are plagued with almost every form of simple textual error I can conceive : typos, wrong words, extra words ( and even paragraphs ), errors that would have been caught with a simple grammar check, errors that could be corrected with a spell check. I do not know what services Open Road Media is providing Gardner, but it is obviously not editorial or proofreading.
The errors are glaring enough, that even on this, my first time reading the book, I was jolted out of my flow to report the errors. And that level of carelessness was consistent and evident throughout the entire series. At one point I thought that they were using a German spell/grammar checker ( on an English book! ) because "the" was almost universally being replaced by "die".
Using your customers as testers is a deplorable practice in the software industry that I've become inured to. It is NOT acceptable from a book publisher. Especially one that is merely republishing books in a different format.