J.K. Simmons anchors this dramatization of the full transcript of the trial of the Chicago Seven, protesters at the 1968 Democratic Convention who were prosecuted by the federal government. Simmons does the heavy lifting as the obtuse and obstructionist judge who oversees the proceedings. The combative and willful ignorance of the judge comes through in Simmons's gruff delivery. The production values of this audiobook are stellar. There are full sound effects. When characters speak simultaneously, listeners are able to discern each voice. This dramatic work is a perfect way for listeners to experience this important historical document, as they will be able to hear the tone and intentions of those involved, as opposed to merely reading a dense court transcript. A.R.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2021 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9781797114927 $24.99
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