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John

Littleton, CO, United States
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Serious Discussion

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

This is not a deep dive into technical elements of surveillance as much an analysis of social ramifications and issues which arise out of evolving technological advances in surveillance. The lecturer gets into detail, especially in later lectures. I found myself rewinding at times to listen to the material a second or even third time.

Too focused on plot

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-16

As another reviewer commented, the author focuses most attention on summarizing the plot, chapter by chapter. I listened to these lectures while I read the Fagles translation. I was able to follow the plot in the text. I was hoping the lecture would provide more in depth background material. But while not perfect, the combination of Fagles plus this lecture was good.

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This book made me WANT to commute

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-13

If you could sum up The Lock Artist in three words, what would they be?

Captivating from start

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character is flawed and believable.

Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

The main character

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The introductory hook was very effective: I wanted to know what happened to the character prior to his introduction in the story. The author developed his characters well: I found them interesting and believable. The plot pulled me along and provided some surprises. Very fun book.