Library Ed. Books on Tape 2003
CS ISBN 0736694277 $32.00 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 0736695192 $40.00/ $13.95(R) Four CDs
I've never seen pundit Van Susteren on television. Judging by this mercifully brief audiobook, I have a difficult time believing she has a large, loyal audience. Her voice is irritating, her diction poor, her reading style amateur. Further, while this title supposedly presents her views on whatever is on her mind, she mostly pats herself on the back. On the plus side, unlike most broadcast pundits, she has neither a left- or right-wing agenda. She bases her opinions on "common sense," she says, though she puts forth nothing particularly fresh, novel, or deep. Y.R.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]