All this sounds fabulous - a good match for my reading tastes - but I couldn't get past one hour of the audiobook version. (It's less than 5 hours in total, unabridged.) It wasn't Christian Rummel's fault; he did a fine job of reading. The story itself was only mildly interesting. There are some kinds of stories that just don't work for me in audio. This is one of those. I need to ingest the words at a speed only possible in silent reading. So Tinkers has gone back to the library and now an audiobook of short stories by Jhumpa Lahiri has me mesmerized every time I put the headphones over my ears.