Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ Sound Library 2003
CS ISBN 0792730879 $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 0792730887 $79.95 Eight CDs
Through recollections of his 20-year friendship with Katharine Hepburn, Berg tells the great actress's life story. Narrator Tony Goldwyn's vocal characterization of Hepburn is uncanny. He also portrays a respectable Michael Jackson, an unlikely Hepburn dinner guest, but largely he reads in his own clear, steady tone, which carries the story well. Although Hepburn requested that Berg publish his warm tribute after her death, few secrets are revealed. Her relationships with several men are examined, but little light is shed upon the mysterious years spent caring for an ailing Spencer Tracy. It's clear, however, that Tracy and the silver screen held the top spots in Hepburn's heart. J.J.B.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]