British actor Tim Bentinck narrates this remarkably witty and pithy audiobook with a sense of informed fun. He has a fine ability to mimic. Americans, French people, and Germans all are nicely emulated, and his restrained glee suits the encyclopedia maven Garfield's writing. He paces his delivery intelligently. Chock-a-block with factoids, this audiobook traces how knowledge came to be codified--from the Britannica to Wikipedia. The more than two centuries of publishing information are covered smartly. Those interested in how Wikipedia editors work will find out in this text. This audiobook is at once a history of how "information ecosystems" have evolved and how each incarnation represented its age. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780063292314 $27.99
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