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Excellent book for the price and length! It gives an overview, followed by a sequential detailing of a multitude of interrelated subjects. Some stuff is old news, some tidbits are obscure or arcane lore. Most amusing to me was the section noting how various neighborhoods were turned from slum to posh. I totally enjoyed it!
I got the audio on sale, and Cira Larkin was an inspired choice for narrator. It became readily apparent that she truly enjoyed her work.
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
What is with the Ayn Rand references? I can't think of anyone less emblematic of New York City ever. The Narrator has an incredibly robotic delivery and an obviously midwestern accent. How on earth is this appropriate for New York. Huge miss here.
What did you like best about this story?
Relatively good content, information dense and doesn't belabor he point. You'l get a good feel for New York's history from this.
Would you be willing to try another one of Cira Larkin’s performances?
Could you see The World's Greatest Cities: The History of New York City being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?