The "invention" in the title refers not just to Bell's inventing the telephone but also to his work in helping the deaf to communicate. The audiobook also explores Bell's darker side, particularly his efforts to stamp out American Sign Language. Samantha Desz offers a solid and at times highly engaging narration. Her steady, pleasing voice helps listeners navigate the often arcane and complicated world of patent law. She especially shines in recounting the author's personal story, especially the autobiographical afterword. Here Desz becomes the author for the listener. The occasional emotion in her voice, particularly when Booth writes about her own family struggles, is palpable. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2021]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9781797123530 $23.99
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