Book pak Books on Tape 2002
CS ISBN 0736684360 $96.00 Twelve cassettes
CD ISBN 0736684433 $112.00/ $17.95(R) Seventeen CDs
This is a difficult book to listen to, not only because we're still close to the event but also because it is unrelentingly somber and sad. The author, a fireman and writer, volunteered for duty at Ground Zero on September 11, and he tells a tragic tale. Narrator Scott Brick is appropriately subdued, as he alternates between slow, deliberate descriptions of unspeakable horror and rapid-fire, breathless imagery designed to make us feel as if we are there. In some spots Brick goes too slowly and is too somber, but his vocal choices are understandable given the material. Overall, Brick gets it right. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB / MAR 03]
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