Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
CS ISBN 1415900291 $45.00 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 1415902305 $54.00/ $14.95 (R) Six CDs
John Dean's book portrays Bush II as an exaggerated doppelgänger of Richard Nixon, but with Dick Cheney as the little man behind the curtain controlling the wizard. The author, a convicted conspirator in the Watergate crimes, explores the issue of secrecy versus confidentiality in a democratic government. He claims that his legal experience in the White House gives him insight others lack in forming his highly negative opinions. In a baritone voice and unemotional interpretation Robertson Dean--no relation to the author--orally punctuates the abundant quoted material with two-second pauses to indicate quotation marks. The performance has no color; the black-and-white message predicts a scandal. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 04]
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