The Coming Plague
- Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
- Narrated by: Kimberly Schraf
- Length: 34 hrs and 2 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-30-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
Regular price: $59.93
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By Spencer on 11-13-13
It might be too annoying to stand
Any additional comments?
From what I gather there is more than one acceptable way to pronounce "Ebola." But that aside, Kimberly Schraf has such odd pronunciation of other words like "Namibia" and "hectare" (hec-TA-ree) that the overall effect is very distracting. You listen along, feeling like you are learning something, until she says something that reminds you she has no idea what she's reading, and is possibly from Mars. I don't feel this is appropriately priced considering the low level of attention the publisher paid to producing it.
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By Noel on 10-19-12
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Personally the book was tremendously interesting but if I hear the word Ebola pronounced Abola on more time I'm liable to scream. When paying up words of $40+ there is a high level of expectation that the reader can pronounce things correctly.
Were the concepts of this book easy to follow, or were they too technical?
They were probably over the heads of most non medical persons and if they have read other books such as hot zone, demon in the freezer etc., they would have been disappointed.
What didn’t you like about Kimberly Schraf’s performance?
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