Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9780062850805 $26.99
This audiobook and its narration are excellent. The work is a travelogue, a memoir, and an engaging lesson on the history and ethics of science. Its foundation is Harris's drive to explore and her adventure-filled bicycle trip along the Silk Road. Narrator Amy Landon has a warm, conversational voice marked by a slight breathiness and drawn-out vowels at the end of many sentences. Her tone reflects what's happening on any given page; she sounds amused when that is appropriate and more serious when tackling the science-related sections. Landon maintains the listener's interest throughout. That is a true achievement, given that the audiobook is told largely through narrative and there is limited opportunity to take advantage of dialogue to provide the variety of different voices. G.S.D. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2018]
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