- A User's Manual
- Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
- Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-11-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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By L. Hartness on 05-01-14
The News and a Treatise on Life
What did you love best about The News?
De Botton presents truths and insights not only about the news which greatly affects our modern culture, but he examines aspects of society as a whole that I found enjoyable and thought-provoking.
What other book might you compare The News to and why?
I don't know that I've ever read a book quite like "The News", to be honest.
What about Nicholas Bell’s performance did you like?
He has a lovely English accent that is pleasant, but not distracting from the content. The attention is drawn to De Botton's words, not Bell's performance of them.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
At times it did make me laugh out loud, recognizing the amusing truth behind many of De Botton's thoughts. But more often than not, it had me pondering issues of life in ways I never have before. I found myself jotting down notes on numerous occasions.
Any additional comments?
This copy of "The News" was provided for review purposes only.
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By laura on 01-03-17
These were new and worthy ideas.
I enjoyed this book primarily because of the introduction of what I found to be new ideas. I also found Bell's narration soothing, mainly due I believe due to the fact that he has a steady meter in his reading and a calm tone to his voice. I will certainly be listening to this time and time again. I will also be purchasing more of De Bottoms audio books.