Trade Ed. Penguin Audiobooks 2004
CD ISBN 0143057162 $29.95 Twelve CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
Dowd, a Pulitzer winner, preaches to the choir in this collection of purportedly humorous Bush-bashing columns from The New York Times. As these are opinion essays rather than news, the author feels free to pass her conjectures off as facts, especially if they can get a laugh. Some listeners will indeed find this audio amusing, if not hilarious; others will deem it a collection of cheap shots. The author possesses the insider's vocabulary and journalist's smug glibness that together pass for wit in the public prints these days. Narrator Kathe Mazur possesses neither, and appears to be so ignorant of this kind of political satire as to be unable to deliver the feel of it. She can't even pronounce many of the words. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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