Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2009
CD ISBN 9780743599078 $29.99 Seven CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
The narrator of this audiobook would not allow his name to be divulged. The author begins by saying it’s not his intent to offend, though the book clearly will do just that by its premise and repetitive message from one political viewpoint. Conservative talk show programmer Jennings is against any attempt to revive the Fairness Doctrine in broadcasting, repealed by the Reagan administration. The narration is wholly appropriate. While he doesn't shout as many broadcasters do nowadays, the narrator brings an energy that convinces one to listen. Who the book's listeners are remains unclear: Conservatives are already in tune with the myriad of right-wing talkers; liberals will not like eight hours of criticism about a nonexistent issue. End-of-chapter messages labeled "Straight Ahead" are good indicators of what is to come. M.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2009]
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