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  • The Good Girls Revolt

  • How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace
  • By: Lynn Povich
  • Narrated by: Susan Larkin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

It was the 1960s - a time of economic boom and social strife. Young women poured into the workplace, but the “Help Wanted” ads were segregated by gender and the “Mad Men” office culture was rife with sexual stereotyping and discrimination. Lynn Povich was one of the lucky ones, landing a job at Newsweek, renowned for its cutting-edge coverage of civil rights and the “Swinging Sixties.” Nora Ephron, Jane Bryant Quinn, Ellen Goodman, and Susan Brownmiller all started there as well. It was a top-notch job - for a girl - at an exciting place. But it was a dead end.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Turned the audiobook off after four minutes

  • By geekyOT on 04-12-16

Turned the audiobook off after four minutes

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-16

What disappointed you about The Good Girls Revolt?

Although I love the premise of this story, I only listened to four minutes of this audiobook before turning it off. The narrator's speech is not fluent - her placement of pauses and use of intonation are distracting and confusing. I almost get the sense that text-to-speech software has been used, or that the narrator has been reading absentmindedly without actually thinking about the content. I became so aware of the style of narration that I could not follow the story.

An example:
(01:25) "She had started as an intern on the magazine [?] [pause] in January [?] [pause] 2006 [pause] and was about to be hired [pause] when three guys showed up for summer internships."

In over a year of using Audible, this is the first audiobook that I have considered returning.

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