Trade Ed. Time Warner AudioBooks 2006
CD ISBN 1594831106 $24.98 Three CDs
DD ISBN $17.49
College basketball's Final Four is part party, part circus, part game, and a whole lot of mystique. John Feinstein, who has covered basketball for decades, uses the 2005 Final Four to explore the history, culture, and madness that are the event. His style is easy to follow. Arnie Mazer does not embellish that style. He adds emphasis with cadence, using dramatic pauses in place of exclamation points. He doesn't try to emulate well-known voices, like that of commentator Dick Vitale. Instead of caricature, he uses speed of delivery--with some restraint compared to the original. The editing of the abridgment is crisp, with only a few instances where a listener can spot breaks. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]
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