Listeners hear sirens, traffic, and phones at the start of Erling Kagge's meditation on silence. The noises demonstrate Kagge's need for silence, and various sounds pop up here and there throughout to illustrate or punctuate his points. Narrator Atli Gunnarsson's voice conveys Kagge's feelings well, whether it's the joy of listening to nature at the South Pole or the irritation of noisy everyday life as a publisher in Oslo, Norway. Kagge touches on every aspect of his theme, even the way birds' songs adapt to compete with human noise. The essays are brief, but the adept voice work and ambient sound effects work together well to help Kagge make the case for finding inner silence. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2018]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2017
DD ISBN 9780525635154 $12.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2017
DD ISBN 9780525635161 $38.00
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