Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ BBC Radio 2005
CD ISBN 0792737350 $112.95 Thirteen CDs
These essays, written between 1946 and 2003, touch on many subjects. Cooke's slow and sonorous delivery draws the listener into his sharp and witty mind. Listeners should pay special attention to pieces about the young British reporter first discovering the quirks of this amazing and almost indescribable country. More recently, Cooke's scolding of officials who promote racial profiling and the imprisonment of terror suspects carries the weight of an experienced observer of the constant struggles involved in maintaining a democracy. This collection of Cooke's letters brings a chill to the spine, a laugh to the lips, and a tear to the eye. R.O. 2007 Audies Award Finalist © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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