Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2006
CD ISBN 0743552024 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN 0743561732 $17.95
A word that quickly comes to mind, shortly into this audiobook, is "elegant." Suskind's writing lends itself to this format because he so skillfully turns a phrase. And Edward Herrmann is a perfect reader for this book, lilting over Suskind's snappy but sometimes complex prose yet remaining calm throughout this most dead-serious of subject matter. Suskind did a first-rate reporting job here. The reader is whisked into the secret inner workings of the war on terror, with revelations at every turn. A fascinating listen, also deeply disturbing, written and read by men worthy of the task. One minor disappointment: no audio extras; this would have been an excellent forum for an author interview. T.F. 2007 Audies Award Finalist © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]
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