Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0743544242 $26.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0743544250 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN 0743545079 $15.95
Filmmaker Michael Moore shares emails from his Web site, combining them into an audiobook. Multiple male and female readers bespeak the writers' anger, sorrow, and profanity. All the correspondence is from U.S. service members, and all letters support Moore's anti-Bush politics. The author reads a personal introduction, and a woman gives Moore's short acceptance speech for his Oscar in 2004. A change of narrator every minute or so delivers pleasant variety, and the care taken to match the voice with each letter's sender deserves praise. Still, the tedium produced by hearing five hours of disconnected paragraphs with the same message could have been lessened with a judicious abridgment. J.A.H. 2005 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 05]
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