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I would recommend this book to anyone who plans on living with computers and their progeny. (That's just about anyone breathing) ESPECIALLY parents of young children and those planning new families. One of the most interesting parts of the book is the effects of technology and high tech toys on children. Another fascinating subject is the effects of Facebook, other social networking sites, and mobile computing devises on teens. This was one of the most informative and interesting books I've read so far this year, (I read 3 or 4 books a week) A very good narrator who kept the story going. Crisp and insightful! Well done, 5 stars!
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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The narrator not sounding like Siri or any other virtual assistant. I want to listen to a book that doesn't sound depressing — after all, this one isn't SUPPOSED to be.
What didn’t you like about Laural Merlington’s performance?
She sounds like a machine reading a script she's tired of. I cannot stress this enough: do not buy the audiobook. If you have a soul, it will take the meaning of the book and turn it into something completely disheartening. The book is meant to tell us about something we need to fix, not make us feel terrible about the problem. Merlington's voice does not embody the former, but instead incorporates the latter in a most annoying manner. I couldn't listen to more than half an hour without going crazy and deleting it.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The book is fine; the audiobook is rubbish. I would like to hear someone else read it, but there are no other choices at the moment.
Any additional comments?
Don't buy it unless you want to listen to a robot read you something. It's neither pleasant nor fulfilling.
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