Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2006
CD ISBN 978-1-4193-9379-2 $29.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN $17.95
A weighty text is well executed in audiobook format with this production. Woodward’s crisp writing is perfect for an audiobook, with its brisk sentences and newspaper-style “5-cent words.” Boyd Gaines reads with assuredness at a perfect pace. Gaines further aids the production by seamlessly and consistently switching voices when quoting conversations between the main actors. He captures the speaking tone and style of President Bush, Vice President Cheney, former Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, and various other high officials. Woodward’s searing tale of hubris and ineptitude is deftly and nimbly translated to audiobook, with very good sound quality as a bonus. Abridgment is careful, and context is well preserved. The result is an attention-grabbing production. T.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, AudioFile Best Audiobook of 2007 © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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