Reynaldo Piniella gives this timely audiobook a dramatic narration. His voice is passionate, his tone slightly outraged, and his cadence quick pulsed. His approach enhances a long chronicle of wrongdoing, power grabbing, and unrepentant partisanship. While Piniella struggles with "n't" sounds, he is a persuasive narrator who overcomes some of the clichéd writing--the metaphor of the fox guarding the henhouse becomes tedious, for example. The audiobook looks at the long history of gerrymandering and its corrupt manifestations--from endless handshake deals in New York to self-interested power plays in California, Texas, and Florida. The history is rife with frustrating facts on our country's extraordinary power imbalances and includes colorful explanations on such phenomena as "packing and cracking." Overall, the audiobook is a worthwhile listen. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593592465 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593592472 $95.00
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