© 2012 by Peter Schiff
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Condescending narration doesn't spoil the provocative and enlightening content.February 22, 2014Narration:
Overall I'd say the narration is acceptable. By that I mean tonal change, clarity and charisma were all present. I limit it to acceptable only because some of the phrases are spoken with too much intonation and they can easily be interpreted (given the political context) as condescending. For instance, often there are lines like "... liberals don't really think that ..." which if read in your own head it's up to you to decide the tone. The speaker adds what I would consider condescending overtones that diminish the overall performance and content of the book.
There are some very useful descriptive passages about money/currency, taxes, banking and the like. For instance, I did not know that employers pay a mirror of medicare and social security on top of what the employee pays as well as the mandatory state enforced unemployment insurance.
Other parts of the book are more evaluative and as such are much more up to interpretation of facts. Regardless, it is interesting to get Mr. Schiff's opinions and his justifications.
The brief points where Schiff touches on ethical-political issues, he exposes his basically altruist premises which like most Conservatives is what eventually undermines them and makes them susceptible to their altruistically more consistent brethren the Liberals. As an example, Schiff admits that governments role does include some kind of minimum saftey-net. That is just the kind of admission that gives an intellectual Liberal the wedge she needs to suggest that more is better and off we go to welfare statism.
Buy this audiobook. It's informative and thought provoking. Whether you are a Liberal, Conservative, Objectivist or Libertarian you will find something interesting here.
Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.
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- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
- ISBN-13: 9781427222947