Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2006
CS ISBN 978-0-7861-4672-7 $65.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 978-0-7861-6734-0 $81.00 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7861-7400-3 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
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Patrick Cullen’s voice is vital and sure, energetic yet objective as he narrates the life of Huey P. Long. The stuff of legend, Long was a governor, a U.S. Senator, and absolute ruler of the state of Louisiana from 1928 until his assassination in 1935. Robert Penn Warren’s ALL THE KING’S MEN was inspired by Long. White’s biography clearly disapproves of Long’s methods to gain and maintain power, but his anecdotal approach to his subject allows listeners to enjoy the brash, often foolish behavior of a tyrant who ruled a constituency that loved him. Cullen wisely does not try to mimic voices. He reads with intelligence, using White’s impeccable research to create a lasting portrait of a flamboyant politician. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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