Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2002
CS ISBN $99.95 Fourteen cassettes
CD ISBN $152.00/ $20.95 Nineteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN $29.95 Two MP3-CDs
If ever there was a timely, necessary book, this is it. Dense with fact and analysis, BIN LADEN tells the story of America’s nemesis in the style of a detective novel, as Bodansky uncovers clue after clue behind bin Laden’s goals and ambitions. Narrator Nadia May (aka Wanda McCaddon) keeps the story moving through its forest of ideas using a straight reportorial tone along with effective pauses for meaning. It’s also easy to follow her narration because her pacing and timing are excellent. May’s voice has a rough, almost gravelly quality that imparts a distinctive gravity to the text. At the same time, though, she is lively and interesting to listen to. May is especially good pronouncing the difficult Arabic and Islamic names, making it easier for us to follow the cast of characters. R.I.G. 2003 Audie Award Finalist © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 02/ JAN 03]
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