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The narrator has done a good job, but the content of the book is too technical to be suited to the style of delivery of an audiobook. I highly recommend that you read rather than listen to this book. There are many details and it becomes difficult not to get lost and stay focussed as the content is narrated.
What would have made The Great Leveler better?
THIS MIGHT BE A GREAT BOOK FOR A RESEARCH ECONOMIST BUT WAS QUITE BORING TO ME. THE SUBJECT TITLE SOUNDED VERY INTERESTING BUT THE TEXT JUST "DRONED ON." I ALSO THOUGHT THAT THE AUTHOR MADE TOO LITTLE OF THE FACT THAT FOR MOST OF THE FIRST WORLD COUNTRIES THE UPPER !% HAVE GAINED BUT SO HAVE THE MIDDLE CLASSES--HIS STATISTICS WERE SKEWED.
What do you think your next listen will be?
I DON'T KNOW
Did Joel Richards do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
YES--CONSIDERING THE TECHNICAL AND VERBOSE DATA HE DID VERY WELL.
What character would you cut from The Great Leveler?
Any additional comments?
OVERALL I ENJOY MY AUDIBLE BOOKS IMMENSELY !
This book has some interesting contents scattered across the book. For instance, well-known major historical incidences, like wars, revolutions, government reforms, etc are occasionally narrated with interesting stories. However, the book is rather boring as it mainly involves enumeration of one statistics after another. Gini coefficient was mentioned perhaps thousand times! Although, the thesis of the book impressive (wars, certain types of viloence epidemics as temporary levellers of inequality), it is covered in a such dull way that as if it is a report for policy makers in a parliament. In that respect, I got really bored. That was a very promising book for me but in the end I looked forward to finish it and start another book!
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