In this issue:
"Official Duties" by George Packer: Holding trump accountable.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Embedded" by Andrew Marantz: Inside Trump's surreal press conference.
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON
"General Chaos" by Nicholas Schmidle: What Michael Flynn's downfall reveals about the Trump White House.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Children’s Odyssey" by Lauren Collins: Europe is supposed to protect young, unaccompanied refugees. Why is it failing them?
Christine Marshall's narration is absolutely intolerable!
In my decades of listening to audiobooks (since cassette days) I have never encountered a more gratingly mismatched pairing of narrator and content…. Christine Marshall’s reading throughout is almost laughably tonally off-key, incongruous, and peppered with persistent mispronouncing and ridiculous dramatic breathing. Having been compelled to search through this reader’s other work, I was not surprised to find that most of her work elsewhere fits firmly in the romance and genre fiction category - this kind of performance may be very well suited there, but NOT in the current affairs magazine.
I have subscribed to New Yorker’s audio version a couple of months ago and have come to bitterly regret it as a waste of money as I am constantly forced to skip half of the weekly content unable to bear Christine Marshall’s poor reading…
I really hope Audible will find a decent replacement worthy of this great magazine very soon!