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by | Read by Reg Rogers, Sudhir Venkatesh, Stephen J. Dubner

Biography & Memoir • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Reg Rogers's mix of distance and emotion is a perfect vehicle for the author's story of his experiences as a young Chicago sociologist who hangs with the Black Kings gang to understand the role of poverty in their lives. Sudir rides the waves of day-to-day events. One day he's impressed by the sense of community among the gang members; the next he’s horrified by the beating of an elderly man. Before long he's wondering how to carry out his research without becoming involved. Rogers's voice particularly animates people of authority. Ms. Bailey, an elderly woman who has controlled neighborhood situations for three decades, sounds ready to take action. Gang leader J.T. comes across as brusque, clipped, and menacing. S.W. 2009 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 08]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-0-06-157113-8 $34.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-0616-2923-5 $21.95


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2008

CD ISBN 978-0-0615-7113-8 $47.75 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 978-0061629228 $50.95

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