Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9780525497486 $60.00 Twenty-four CDs
DD ISBN 9780525497493 $32.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape
CD ISBN 9780525497509 $60.00 Twenty-four CDs
DD ISBN 9780525497516 $95.00
Franklin D. Roosevelt is remembered for his leadership during the Great Depression and WWII, dealing with his disability from polio, and his efforts in conservation--but this work focuses on his political sense and accomplishments. Rick Adamson offers an even, easy-on-the-ears narration. He varies his tone slightly, which makes some of the more arcane sections flow without becoming tedious. The audiobook is more analysis than storytelling, so interested listeners will need to concentrate. Adamson's reading helps keep one engaged. He wisely doesn't set off direct quotes with a change of voice, which would be at best cartoonish, given how well known FDR's voice is. While the work doesn't break any new ground, it's an interesting examination of the political life of one of the twentieth century's greatest leaders. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2017]
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