Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2006
CS ISBN 9781423321136 $36.95 Nine cassettes
CD ISBN 9781423321156 $39.95 Eleven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781423321170 $24.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 1423321197 $24.95
Long before he hosted public television's "Masterpiece Theatre," Englishman Alistair Cooke became famous for his radio broadcasts explaining America to the Brits. This book about his WWII travels in America contains much that made Cooke such a valuable observer--articulate analysis, dry wit, and fondness for his fellow people. While his son narrates satisfactorily, one cannot help but wish for the elder Cooke's exquisite pacing and sonorous English , which smiled over the air. John Cooke, who has a neutral American accent, reads seriously, and, by mid-book, with confidence. His father would be pleased, as should we, for the book is a worthy addition to sixty years of American observations. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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