The Plague Year by Lawrence Wright, Read by Eric Jason Martin
On the 2020 Pandemic—What Have We Learned?
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The refrain throughout Lawrence Wright’s evaluation of the first year the world faced the COVID-19 pandemic? Completely predictable. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this well-written title, The Plague Year, narrated with a clear and documentarian approach by Eric Jason Martin. Wright frames the pandemic in historic terms while also exploring the challenges that made navigating the pandemic uniquely difficult in 2020. He doesn’t shy away from the numerous bad decisions made and inequities in impact, and Martin is unwaveringly direct and clear in his excellent performance.
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