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WEST OF EDEN An American Place

by | Read by Scott Brick, Paul Boehmer, Tara Sands, Cassandra Campbell, Arthur Morey, Mark Bramhall, Kathleen McInerney, Ann Marie Lee, Fred Sanders, Jorjeana Marie, Keith Szarabajka, Will Damron, Bruce Mann

History • 11.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

This confusing and confounding mélange of brief essays by famous Californians attempts to tell the stories of everyday people who were thrust into a prominence that created a particular Western ethos familiar to many Americans. Those featured include the Dohenys, who were influential in business and politics, and the Warners, who helped create the movie industry, as well as reporters and chroniclers of their time. The large cast performs earnestly and professionally, but with so many narrator voices and so many narrative sources, the work lacks an explanatory framework for the listener. The author, who is the daughter of Jules Stein, who founded the famous MCA Talent Agency, examines her father's transformation from a dentist to a Hollywood giant, but, sadly, confusion reigns throughout the production. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2016]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2016

DD ISBN 9780451481917 $22.50

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2016

CD ISBN 9780451481924 $45.00 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 9780451481931 $95.00

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