Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2010
CD ISBN 9780739358924 $45.00 Twelve CDs
DD ISBN 9780739358931 $22.50
Hampton Sides has a record of spinning compelling nonfiction narratives that translate well to audio, in particular GHOST SOLDIERS, about the rescue of Allied POWs during WWII. He continues this trend in the story of the hunt for the assassin of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unlike his earlier books, though, nearly every listener will know the ending, so he introduces a touch of suspense by using the aliases of shooter James Earl Ray in place of his real name in the events leading up to the assassination and during the manhunt after. Sides reads the book himself and is capable, although he occasionally pauses at awkward points in sentences. One wonders why the publishers chose to have him narrate as the work is straight nonfiction, not a memoir. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2010]
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