Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781442391055 $29.99 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9781442391062 $17.99
Clearly no one but President Carter himself should deliver this memoir. The book reflects his perspective on his years in public life as well as his private life. But that's also the problem with the work. Carter's reading style is plodding, and he sometimes interjects pauses at odd moments in a sentence. This makes listening more difficult. In addition, there are numerous passages in which he lists the people related to events--such as performers at the White House or participants in an economic summit--which are a bit dry. In print, this wouldn't be an issue, but listening to the litany is less effective. Overall, the book is informative and at times illuminating, particularly for listeners who've never heard Carter read his other works. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2015]
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