The Morning Read from The Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2015
- Narrated by: The Wall Street Journal
- Length: 43 mins
- Newspaper / Magazine
- Release date: 12-31-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: The Wall Street Journal
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By Sharlot Grehem on 01-04-16
Boring Information Made More Boring
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
It probably would be, if I could remain interested.
If you’ve listened to books by The Wall Street Journal before, how does this one compare?
I haven't listened to others, but I will try. Maybe they use different people, but I kind of doubt it.
What didn’t you like about The Wall Street Journal’s performance?
The reader makes this very dry material even more painful. I had hoped to use the WSJ as a way to catch up on the news, since I spend so much time listening to audio books instead of listening to NPR. It's just not as interesting nor as engaging as NPR. The reader doesn't speak in a conversational way, but as bursts of information. It could be done better by a reader who finds the stories interesting; this guy seems so bored and reads only slightly better than the automated telephone "operators" at my bank when they repeat back the numbers I have entered.
Was The Morning Read from The Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2015 worth the listening time?
Probably not for me. I couldn't sit through the mechanical-sounding reading.
Any additional comments?
I hope the presentation gets better soon. It would be handy to be able to keep up with the news this way, if only I could remain focused on what's being said.
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