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THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES

by | Read by Donna Rawlins

History • 18 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Jacobs's once-revolutionary work about urban planning has become a classic. It has only gained in authority since its original publication almost 60 years ago. Jacobs predicts much of the urban dysfunction of the 1970s and the urban renaissance of recent decades. Donna Rawlins's rich alto carries Jacobs's detailed analysis magnificently. Rawlins understands she's reading an important book. Occasionally, her voice expresses delight at one of Jacobs's succinct, powerful observations. Rawlins's presentation is always clear and consistent. This wonderful book lends itself beautifully to audio. Even those who have read it many times before will find it still worth a listen. Those new to the work will find listening a revelation. F.C. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2017]

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Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2011

DD ISBN 9780307969651 $27.50

 

• Books on Tape •

DD ISBN 9780307969668 $95.00

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