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By Patrick Lynch on 06-03-18
Decent book on the Fair; weird narration
If you are interested in the 1964-1965 New York Word's Fair this is a pretty good book. Not as good as the excellent "Tomorrow-Land" on the social context of the Fair and its times, but "The End of the Innocence" has more of a focus on the Fair and the exhibits themselves. However, the narration is irritating. Narrator Richard Teimer seems constantly to be on the edge of a bemused chuckle, even in serious passages on the Kennedy assassination, protest demonstrations, etc. Not a crippling flaw for Fair lovers, but the weird performance mars a good story.
By Jonathan on 05-11-18
The Narrator makes this awesome book even better!
This book is a hidden gem. If you have any interest in pop culture and history this book is great. It flows well and is a great listen but what is even better is the narrator. Its almost like listening to a podcast the narrations is so good. He has a great inflection and he even laughs during the reading. Great book - it sat in my wish list for a year until I got to it but I should have listened sooner. When you are done listening go on line and check out all the campy 60's film of the fair - the book is so well written and spot on - great book - I listen to a lot of dud's but this is the best book I have listen to!