Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
CS ISBN 1415903468 $63.00 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 1415904316 $81.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN $27.97
In this selection of mostly humorous political columns ranging over nearly twenty years, Ivins praises some and skewers many, basing her left-leaning opinions on common sense, common decency, and a wide knowledge of affairs. She is delightfully plainspoken but likes people too well to be mean. Anna Fields delivers her words in a fine version of Ivins's voice and accent, with perfect emphasis and inflection, matching tone to content with exquisite care and taste. A sample of Ivins reading "Shrub" shows that Fields can't convey her gravity and fierce intelligence, but who could? The fun, energy, and wit Fields brings make these columns even more entertaining than they already are. W.M. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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