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by | Read by Will Patton

Contemporary Culture • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

The former vice president offers his political treatise on how the United States is at risk of losing the essence, and possibly the reality, of the democracy that makes our nation unique. The biggest danger lies in the fact that what once was a two-way conversation about American government is now strictly one-way, with the primary medium being 30-second TV commercials, which are little more than propaganda most of the time. As Americans become disconnected from the political system, the system is danger of dissolving. Will Patton’s mildly casual reading (occasionally dropping the “g” from verb forms ending in “ing”) takes some of the edge off Gore’s, at times, intense academic style. Patton also pauses often for emphasis, even within sentences, to let the listener grasp the importance of a point. R.C.G. AudioFile Best Audiobook of 2007 © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 978-0-14-314215-7 $39.95 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN $27.97


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4159-4453-0 $80.00 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4159-4412-7 $80.00 • Eight CDs

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