The sheer density of information Steven Pinker presents to support his optimistic analysis of the state of the human condition requires careful listening and time for contemplation. Fortunately, narrator Arthur Morey hits the sweet spot with a balanced delivery pairing clarity and judicious pace to make Pinker's timely and uplifting message accessible to the thoughtful listener. Using subtle tonal modulations, Morey avoids the feel of a college lecture by moving smoothly between factual material, historical references, and Pinker's occasional humorous asides. The only breaks in the flow of the text occur when the listener is directed to the attached PDF containing graphics Pinker uses to illustrate many of his arguments. Listeners who enjoy a challenge will find this beautifully written, masterfully presented audiobook rewarding. M.O.B. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2018]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2018
CD ISBN 9780525529774 $55.00 Sixteen CDs
DD ISBN 9780525529781 $27.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
CD ISBN 9780525529798 $55.00 Sixteen CDs
DD ISBN 9780525529804 $95.00
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