Joe Mantegna's steady, unaffected reading of Johnson's history of Atlantic City is a model of good audiobook narration. Mantegna seems the perfect choice for this title, a solid professional whose voice is tuned to both the drama of individual moments and the rising and falling arcs of the narrative as a whole. Most important, with ease and consistency he keeps up the pace of a story that sometimes drags as the author reviews the city's racial history, political structure, and intricate gaming laws. There's plenty to enjoy, and the HBO series based on Johnson's book covers only a portion of it. Not just for history buffs, this is also a study on how communities and businesses grow and decline—and are sometimes reborn. D.A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2010]
History 12 hrs. Unabridged © 2002
Trade Ed. Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio 2010
CD ISBN 978-1-4418-6609-7 $29.99 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-6611-0 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $22.95
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio 2010
CD ISBN 978-1-4418-6610-3 $99.97 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-6612-7 $39.97 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4418-6613-4 $39.97
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