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This is an outstanding collection and it's an absolutely luxury to be able to listen to this on audiobook. My only complaint is that it's read by someone who seems to speak no languages (or have no exposure to languages) other than English. This leeds to a hackneyed butchering of the names of many of the key thinkers covered in this text. Derrida, for example, becomes "Dereeda," making him sound like a commercial snack food. We are also treated to "Mike" Foucault. This is a minor complaint, but it happens so regularly throughout the text that it is quite jarring. It seems to me, that if you're going to narrate a 50 hour long book, it wouldn't be a terrible thing to confirm simple things like how to pronounce its subjects. Otherwise, this is fabulous.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful
The book covers a broad range of political ideas. The chapters give useful information about relevants questions in political theory in order to enable the reader (listener) to make further studies. The narration is clear and understandable. Great academic work.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
I don't understand the previous review unless this has been re-recorded since. Considering it's pretty solid academic content the reading is fine.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book written by Philip Pettit and Robert E Goodin or narrated by Eric Michael Summerer?
I would be very interested in audio books by Pettit and Goodin that were not being read by a robot.
What was most disappointing about Philip Pettit and Robert E Goodin ’s story?
Nothing - I couldn't get past listening to the robotic voice
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator did not narrate; it is obviously a series of short phrases that have been digitally manipulated in order to provide the affect of narration.
What character would you cut from A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy?
Any additional comments?
It IS vErY diFFiCuLt to ListEN to a RoBOT speee K inG FoR 50 HO ur S...ThIS is WHat BeINg rippED ofF SoU n d s LIke
9 of 14 people found this review helpful